Standard Historical Last Updated: Jun 26, 2013
ASTM D4209-07

Standard Practice for Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Cellulosics, Emulsions, Resin Solutions, Shellac, and Varnishes

Significance and Use

The nonvolatile content of raw materials may be used to determine the total nonvolatile content (solids) of paint and related coatings. Such information may be useful to coatings producers and users for the determination of the total solids available for film formation and for the estimation of the volatile organic content.


1.1 This practice is intended to serve as a guide to the selection of the proper ASTM test method for determining the volatile and nonvolatile content of cellulosics, emulsions, resin solutions, shellac, and varnishes. Note 1 - Standards for determining the composition of the volatile fraction are not covered by this practice.

1.2 The standards referenced in the practice are as follows:

ClassificationSectionASTM Standard
CellulosicsD 871
D 914
D 1347
EmulsionsD 2369
Resin SolutionsD 1259
D 1490
ShellacD 29
D 1650
VarnishesD 115
D 1644

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

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D4209-07
ICS Code: 87.060.20