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ASTM D3960

Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 July 2005
Status: active
Page Count: 6
ICS Code (Paints and varnishes): 87.040
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This practice measures the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of solventborne and waterborne paints and related coatings as determined from the quantity of material released from a sample under specified bake conditions and subtracting exempt volatile compounds and water if present.

NOTE 1-The regulatory definition, under the control of the U.S. EPA, can change. To ensure currency, contact the local air pollution control agency.

This practice provides a guide to the selection of appropriate ASTM test methods for the determination of VOC content.

Certain organic compounds that may be released under the specified bake conditions are not counted toward coating VOC content because they do not participate appreciably in atmospheric photochemical reactions. Such negligibly photochemically reactive compounds are referred to, as exempt volatile compounds in this practice.

NOTE 2-Information on the US EPAdefinition of VOC and a list of the current US EPA approved exempt volatile compounds which have been used in coatings, are provided in Appendix X3.

VOC content is calculated as a function of (1) the volume of coating less water and exempt volatile compounds, and (2) the volume of coating solids, and (3) the weight of coating solids.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM D3960
July 1, 2005
Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
This practice measures the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of solventborne and waterborne paints and related coatings as determined from the quantity of material released from a sample under...
July 1, 2005
Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
This practice measures the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of solventborne and waterborne paints and related coatings as determined from the quantity of material released from a sample under...
July 1, 2005
Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
This practice measures the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of solventborne and waterborne paints and related coatings as determined from the quantity of material released from a sample under...
March 1, 2004
Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
This practice measures the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of solventborne and waterborne paints and related coatings as determined from the quantity of material released from a sample under...
January 10, 2002
Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
This practice measures the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of solventborne and waterborne paints and related coatings as determined from the quantity of material released from a sample under...
January 10, 2001
Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
1. Scope 1.1 This practice measures the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of solventborne and waterborne paints and related coatings as determined from the quantity of material released from a...
November 10, 1998
Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
1. Scope 1.1 This practice measures the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of solventborne and waterborne paints and related coatings as determined from the quantity of material released from a...
January 1, 1996
Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
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April 15, 1993
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETERMINING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT OF PAINTS AND RELATED COATINGS
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February 28, 1992
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETERMINING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT OF PAINTS AND RELATED COATINGS
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October 15, 1991
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETERMINING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT OF PAINTS AND RELATED COATINGS
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August 24, 1990
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETERMINING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT OF PAINTS AND RELATED COATINGS
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January 27, 1989
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETERMINING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT OF PAINTS AND RELATED COATINGS
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November 27, 1987
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETERMINING VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTENT (VOC) OF PAINTS AND RELATED COATINGS
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March 26, 1981
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETERMINING VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTENT (VOC) OF PAINTS AND RELATED COATINGS
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