ASTM D4217 - 07(2017) - Standard Test Method for Gel Time of Thermosetting Coating Powder

ASTM D4217 - 07(2017)

Standard Test Method for Gel Time of Thermosetting Coating Powder

Status : Current   Published : June 2017



1.1 This test method determines the length of time a thermosetting coating powder takes to gel on a polished metal surface at a specified temperature, such as 204°C (400°F). The determination of the gel time is a very simple method for the characterization and quality control of coating powders. However, the gel time determined by this method is not directly related to the time for the coating powder to cure in practical applications.

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.

1.3 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 D4217 - 07(2017)
TitleStandard Test Method for Gel Time of Thermosetting Coating Powder
Publication Date01 June 2017
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 coating powder, gel time of coating powder, hot plate, powder coating, thermosetting
File Size56 KB

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