This guide details the standard methods suitable for testing latex vehicles. Included here are methods for latex sampling, nonvolatile content, minimum film formation temperature, qualitative polymeric analysis, density, viscosity, consistency, water content, pH, and surface tension.
1.1 This guide covers methods suitable for testing latex vehicles. Certain of these methods were developed expressly for testing latex vehicles ( ). Others were developed for testing or analyzing formulated water- or solvent-based coatings but would be equally applicable for testing latices.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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