ASTM International - ASTM D4449-15(2021)

Standard Test Method for Visual Evaluation of Gloss Differences Between Surfaces of Similar Appearance

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 June 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 8
ICS Code (Paints and varnishes): 87.040
significance And Use:

5.1 Gloss3 is associated with the capacity of a surface to reflect more light in some directions than in others. The directions associated with mirror (or specular) reflection normally have the... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method covers the visual evaluation of gloss differences of coating surfaces, using special types of lamps for illumination. It identifies six aspects or types of gloss that one may look for when using the lamp to assess gloss differences between surfaces. It describes the conditions for using the lamps to best identify small differences in each of the six types of gloss. Four levels of visual gloss differences are distinguished.

1.2 While this technique is useful for both weathered and unweathered specimens, it has not been applied to metallics.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

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

1.5 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 D4449-15(2021)
June 1, 2021
Standard Test Method for Visual Evaluation of Gloss Differences Between Surfaces of Similar Appearance
1.1 This test method covers the visual evaluation of gloss differences of coating surfaces, using special types of lamps for illumination. It identifies six aspects or types of gloss that one may...
April 1, 2015
Standard Test Method for Visual Evaluation of Gloss Differences Between Surfaces of Similar Appearance
5.1 Gloss3 is associated with the capacity of a surface to reflect more light in some directions than in others. The directions associated with mirror (or specular) reflection normally have the...
December 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Visual Evaluation of Gloss Differences Between Surfaces of Similar Appearance
Gloss is associated with the capacity of a surface to reflect more light in some directions than in others. The directions associated with mirror (or specular) reflection normally have the highest...
November 1, 2004
Standard Test Method for Visual Evaluation of Gloss Differences Between Surfaces of Similar Appearance
Gloss3 is associated with the capacity of a surface to reflect more light in some directions than in others. The directions associated with mirror (or specular) reflection normally have the highest...
May 10, 1999
Standard Test Method for Visual Evaluation of Gloss Differences Between Surfaces of Similar Appearance
1.1 This method covers the visual evaluation of gloss differences of coating surfaces, using special types of lamps for illumination. It identifies six aspects or types of gloss that one may look for...
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