ASTM B488 - 18 - Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Gold for Engineering Uses
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ASTM B488 - 18

Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Gold for Engineering Uses

Status : Current   Published : August 2018



1.1 This specification covers requirements for electrodeposited gold coatings that contain not less than 99.00 mass % gold and that are used for engineering applications.

1.2 Specifically excluded from this specification are autocatalytic, immersion, and vapor deposited gold coatings.

1.3 Gold coatings conforming to this specification are employed for their corrosion and tarnish resistance (including resistance to fretting corrosion and catalytic polymerization), bondability, low and stable contact resistance, solderability, and infrared reflectivity. Several types of coatings, differing in gold purity and hardness, are covered by this specification.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Values provided in parentheses are for information only.

1.5  The following hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods section, Section 9, of this specification: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.

1.6  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.

Standard NumberASTM B488 - 18
TitleStandard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Gold for Engineering Uses
Publication Date01 August 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Engineering coatings, engineering gold, gold, gold coatings, gold electrodeposits, gold platings, underplate
File Size135 KB

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