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ASTM D3970-05(2017)

Standard Test Method for Cerium in Paint Driers by Oxidimetric Determination

Standard Test Method for Cerium in Paint Driers by Oxidimetric Determination
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Significance and Use

4.1 This test method may be used to confirm in the presence of rare earths the stated cerium content of liquid pure cerium or rare earth driers manufactured for use in the coatings industry.


1.1 This test method covers the titrimetric determination of cerium in liquid cerium and rare earth paint driers and utilizes ferrous ammonium sulfate.

1.2 This test method is not applicable to dryer blends.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific hazard statement, see Section 7.

1.5 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: 06.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3970-05R17
ICS Code: 87.060.99