Standard Active Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019
ASTM D3837-95(2019)

Standard Practice for Preparing a Solution of Alkali–Soluble Resins

Significance and Use

4.1 This practice is suitable for all types of akalali-soluble resins. The resin manufacturer shall specify the percent ammonium hydroxide to be used (based on the equivalent weight of resin) and the maximum temperature to be used to achieve solution.


1.1 This practice is a procedure for preparing solutions of alkali-soluble resins in aqueous ammonia and determining the characteristics of such solutions.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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

1.4 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: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D21.02
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D3837-95R19
ICS Code: 83.080.10