ASTM D16-19 - 1.7.2019
1. Scope

1.1 This standard consists of technical terms used in standards under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee D01 (on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications), and of definitions suitable for use in these standards.

Note 1: When any definition in this standards is quoted or published out of the context of this standard, editorially insert the following delimiting statement “for paints and related coatings, materials, and applications” after the dash following the term (in the absence of an existing delimiting statement). This will limit the filed of application of the term and definition to that approved by this committee.

1.2 In this terminology standard, definitions used in other ASTM standards are indicated by following the definition with the designation of that standard. In some cases, a relevant D01 subcommittee is also listed. Definitions influenced by those used by other organizations are indicated by the acronym of the organization. Primary terms are given in bold, while narrower and unapproved terms are given in italics.

1.3 There are several specialized terminology standards under the jurisdiction of Committee D01, as follows: D804, D1695, D6440, D6488, and D7188. Few definitions from those standards are included in Terminology D16. Therefore, in searches for definitions of paints and coatings terms, these standards should be included where appropriate.

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.

2. Referenced Documents


Test Method for Efflorescence of Interior Wall Paints


Classification for Reporting Paint Film Failures Characteristic of Exterior Latex Paints


Test Method for Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact)


Test Method for Washability Properties of Interior Architectural Coatings


Terminology Relating to Pine Chemicals, Including Tall Oil and Related Products


Test Methods for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive


Test Method For Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products


Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films


Terminology of Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives


Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials


Test Method for Leveling of Paints by Draw-Down Method


Test Methods for Hardness of Organic Coatings by Pendulum Damping Tests


Test Method for Comparison of the Brush Drag of Latex Paints


Guide to Testing Solvent-Borne Architectural Coatings


Test Method for Mar Resistance of Organic Coatings


Terminology Relating to Hydrocarbon Resins


Terminology Relating to Print Problems


Terminology for Printing Inks, Materials, and Processes


Terminology of Appearance


Glossary for Air Pollution Control of Industrial Coating Operations


Practice for Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Cellulosics, Emulsions, Resin Solutions, Shellac, and Varnishes