W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – A new ASTM guide standardizes a useful, fast and easy technique for collecting infrared spectra of non-aqueous liquid paints right out of the can. The new standard, ASTM D 7588, Guide for FT-IR Fingerprinting of a Non-Aqueous Liquid Paint as Supplied in the Manufacturer’s Container, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D01.21 on Chemical Analysis of Paints and Paint Materials, which is part of ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications.

The new guide will be useful for quality, formula and process control, failure analysis, chemical identification, and compositional and raw material comparisons.

A new standard, ASTM G 207, Test Method for Indoor Transfer of Calibration from Reference to Field Pyranometers, was developed by Subcommittee G03.09 on Radiometry, part of ASTM International Committee G03 on Weathering and Durability. ASTM G 207 facilitates calibration of solar sensors used in accelerated testing under simulated sunlight and outdoor weathering tests as well as performance monitoring of solar energy conversion systems.