ASTM-D4960 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Color for Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Materials

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Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Color for Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Materials



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1.1 This test method describes the instrumental determination of color of thermoplastic pavement marking materials using the CIE Y, x, y color measurement system.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 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.

1.4 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.

Significance and Use

5.1 This test method provides a standard procedure for the determination of color of thermoplastic pavement marking materials. This test method can be used in conjunction with various thermoplastic pavement marking specifications to determine compliance of the material to said specification. This method can also be used by manufacturers of these materials to determine the uniformity of thermoplastic pavement marking materials from batch to batch.

5.2 There is a slight variation in color standards and colorimeters. This test method is only applicable when results are reported with information listing the instrument model designation and calibration standard.


accepted reference value; accuracy; bias; color measurement; interlaboratory study; precision; precision conditions; repeatability; reproducibility; standard deviation; thermoplastic pavement marking;

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July 21, 2020

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Test Method

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