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Standard Test Methods for Nonvolatile Content of Heatset and Liquid Printing Ink Systems

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Standard Test Methods for Nonvolatile Content of Heatset and Liquid Printing Ink Systems


1.1 These test methods cover the determination of weight content of nonvolatile matter in two types of printing inks.

1.2 Test Method A is applicable to heatset-type printing inks and resin solutions; solvents in such systems typically have initial boiling points in the range from 240 to 275°C (470 to 535°F) and vapor pressures less than 0.2 mm Hg.

1.3 Test Method B is applicable to liquid-type printing inks and vehicles based on aqueous or organic solvents that evaporate readily at ordinary room temperatures.

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 the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Note 1—Test Method A (for heatset systems) specifies a specimen film thickness that is much thinner than those produced by related test methods; one exception is Test Method B in Test Methods D 1259, which is recommended as a referee test.

Note 2—Test Method B (for liquid ink systems) is similar to Test Method D 2369 except that a solvent is not required for spreading the test specimen.


heatset-type printing inks; liquid printing ink; nonvolatile matter content; ovens; printing inks; resin solutions; solvents; vehicles

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06.02 (Paint -- Products and Applications; Protective Coatings; Pipeline Coatings)

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1992 R02 EDITION



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Publication Date

Oct. 15, 1992

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

3 pages

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