SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1972

Density, Specific Gravity, and Bulking Values


Technologists of the paint industry fully appreciate the role played by the relationship between weight and volume of materials. Whether or not a paint ingredient or the paint itself is traded on a weight basis, the product is used largely on a volume basis. Even putty and caulking compounds occupy space, and conversion to a volume basis is made, perhaps unconsciously, in many cases.

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Sward, GG
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Developed by Committee: D01
Pages: 165–180
DOI: 10.1520/STP37152S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4607-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0099-2