Standard Guide for
Testing Epoxy Resins1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 4142; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1.1 This guide covers methods for testing epoxy resins as
listed in Table 1. All of the methods were tested by interlaboratory participation in accordance with usual ASTM guidelines. Each method specifies a recommended amount of sample
for starting a separate analysis, but several of the procedures
can be conducted on the same starting material if so desired.
For example, viscosity, color, and density could be run on the
1.2 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent
and Opaque Liquids (the Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)2
D 1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (PlatinumCobalt Scale)3
D 1259 Test Methods for Nonvolatile Content of Resin
D 1475 Test Method for Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks,
and Related Products4
D 1544 Test Method for Color of Transparent Liquids
(Gardner Color Scale)4
D 1545 Test Method for Viscosity of Transparent Liquids
by Bubble Time Method5
D 1639 Test Method for Acid Value of Organic Coating
D 1652 Test Methods for Epoxy Content of Epoxy Resins5
D 1726 Test Method for Hydrolyzable Chlorine Content of
Liquid Epoxy Resins.
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