Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 14, 2017
ASTM D3620-04(2017)

Standard Specification for Glacial Acetic Acid


This specification covers glacial acetic acid for use in paint, varnish, lacquer, and related products. Glacial acetic acid shall be tested for purity, freezing point, color, water content, iron content, acetaldehyde content, and formic acid content, and shall conform to the requirements of the specification. Test methods, sampling, and packaging shall be in accordance with ASTM standard methods.


1.1 This specification covers glacial (99.8 %) acetic acid for use in paint, varnish, lacquer, and related products.

1.2 The following applies to all specified limits in this standard; for purposes of determining conformance with this standard, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 For specific hazard information and guidance, see the supplier’s Safety Data Sheet for materials listed in this specification.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.35
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D3620-04R17
ICS Code: 71.080.40