Section 06 - Paints, Related Coatings, and Aromatics


06.01 - Paint - Tests for Chemical, Physical, and Optical Properties; Appearance

This volume features the latest test methods for the chemical analysis of paints and paint materials, including determination of volatiles, nonvolatiles, pigments, water content, and other constituents. Other standards focus on the physical properties of applied paint films, such as film thickness and adherence, physical strength, resistance to chemicals, and environmental factors, as well as the physical and optical properties of liquid paints also appear. Also included are standards on accelerated testing.
Volume 06.01 also includes tests and practices on color and appearance analysis, color order systems, fluorescence, high visibility materials for individual safety, image based color measurement, photoluminescent safety markings, retroreflective materials, spectrophometry and colorimetry, and visual methods.

06.02 - Paint - Products and Applications; Protective Coatings; Pipeline Coatings

Volume 06.02 covers architectural finishes and paint products, such as traffic coatings, marine coatings, industrial protective coatings, and masonry treatments. Standards examine paint applications in factories, coil coal metal, coatings on preformed products, printing inks, artists' paints, and paint application tools. Other subject areas include the determination of graffiti resistance and definitions for problems that develop with printed matter as a result of deficiencies in ink, substrate, or press. Tests for applying and evaluating protective coatings and linings in power generation facilities, and standards on the durability of pipeline coatings and linings also appear in this volume.

06.03 - Paint -- Pigments, Polymers, Resins, Naval Stores, Cellulosic Esters, and Ink Vehicles

Volume 06.03 includes specifications and test methods that establish property requirements for various pigments, including white, black, bronze, blue, and red; resins; and polymers. Other standards pertain to naval stores, primarily rosins, cellulose and cellulose derivatives, and ink vehicles, and hydrocarbon resins.

06.04 - Paint - Solvents; Aromatic Hydrocarbons

This volume features specifications that establish the standard property requirements for various solvents, including aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, and esters. Accompanying the specifications are tests that define standard procedures for conducting physical and chemical tests on solvents and for determining solubility and miscibility. Others cover aromatic hydrocarbons and related chemicals, excluding those used as fuels or lubricants.