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Updated edition of Paint and Coating Testing Manual-Gardner-Sword Handbook now available from ASTM International

December 14, 2011

Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 15th Edition of the Gardner-Sward Handbook, is now available from ASTM International. A total of 79 comprehensive chapters written by experts in their various fields reflect the new and updated technologies within the paint and coating industry in the 16 years since the last edition was published.

The heavily updated new manual describes briefly and critically most ASTM test methods that are significant in the world of paint technology. New and updated topics include: measurement of gonioapparent colorants; surfactants; powder coatings; understanding osmotic activity in coatings; coalescing aids; radiation-curable powder coatings and more.

The Paint and Coating Testing Manual is a valuable guide to the topics, test methods, procedures and standards of ASTM and other national and international organizations.

Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 15th Edition of the Gardner-Sward Handbook is available in hard copy (ISBN: 978-0-8031-7017-9; stock #: MNL17-2ND) and as an E-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-8891-4; stock # MNL17-2ND-EB) for $325.

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