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ASTM WK83015

Withdrawal of D4838-88(2016) With Replacement D0387


The tinting strength test was developed to assist manufacturers with a method for determining the power of a pigment to tint white paint as a means to validate if a known pigment is adulterated with another colorant of higher chroma. The standard has no usefulness to manufacturers because they select pigment manufacturers that produce and market quality products that have no need to be tested in this manner. Other better quantitative tests are available to determine pigment adulteration that do not rely on subjective visual assessment.


Developed by Subcommittee: D01.57

Committee: D01

Staff Manager: Jennifer Tursi

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 08-04-2022

Technical Contact: Michael Skalka

Item: 054

Ballot: D01 (22-03)

Status: In Balloting