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ASTM D3134-97(2008)e1

Standard Practice for Establishing Color and Gloss Tolerances

Standard Practice for Establishing Color and Gloss Tolerances D3134-97R08E01 ASTM|D3134-97R08E01|en-US Standard Practice for Establishing Color and Gloss Tolerances Standard new BOS Vol. 06.01 Committee E12
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Significance and Use

Color specifications are centered around exact positions in color space. Correspondingly, gloss specifications are centered around an exact position on the gloss scale. Because it is difficult to achieve these exact positions repeatedly, it is necessary to specify tolerances that are acceptable to both the buyer and the seller. This practice details the procedure for accomplishing this goal.


1.1 This practice describes a procedure for establishing tolerances and evaluating the color and gloss of specimens with respect to specified standards. This practice is appropriate for nonfluorescent opaque specimens.

1.2 This practice does not indicate the extent of tolerances, but gives guidance on how they can be set. For product specification, the tolerances between specimens and the specified standard should be agreed upon between the purchaser and the seller.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.01
Developed by Subcommittee: E12.11
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/D3134-97R08E01
ICS Code: 87.040