IMM Published Standards

Standard Title and Scope Published Date Access Link

IMM FP01:2020
COATING FINGERPRINTING OVERALL PROCEDURES FOR PAINTS USING FTIR AND OTHER RELATED METHODS

This Standard emphasizes the evaluation of manufacturer’s paint fingerprint, with the aim of reaffirming the consistency of the paint supplied with reference to the qualified paint. This Standard covers the fingerprint requirement of both single-pack and multi-pack paints for qualification, quality control and verification.

This Standard includes:
i. Coating fingerprinting qualification
ii. Test method to fingerprint the paint supplied in the manufacturer’s container
iii. Criteria and execution of Coating Fingerprint Certificate

NOTE. The requirement of coating fingerprinting is stated in various specifications and standards, namely ISO 12944-9:2018, ASTM D7588-11(2018) and ASTM D2621-87. However, all of these standards are lacking with respect to the interpretation of FTIR spectra or the estimation of the degree of similarity between two FTIR spectra. Hence, there is a need to establish a working standard for the execution of coating fingerprinting.

13th June 2020 Click here to view and download
IMM FP02:2020
PAINT RAW MATERIAL FINGERPRINTING OVERALL PROCEDURES USING FTIR AND OTHER RELATED METHODS

This Standard emphasizes the evaluation of paint raw material fingerprint, with the aim of reaffirming the consistency of the raw materials supplied with reference to the qualified raw materials for paint products. This Standard covers the fingerprint requirement of all paint raw materials (for examples: solvent, pigment, binder, additive etc) for qualification, quality control and verification, except inorganic materials (for examples: zinc metal and titanium dioxide). For inorganic components, the mill certificate or the certificate of analysis (COA) shall be supplemented.

This Standard includes:
i. Fingerprinting qualification for paint raw materials

ii. Test method to fingerprint the raw materials received in container
iii. Criteria and execution of Raw Material Fingerprint Certificate

NOTE. The requirement of coating fingerprinting is stated in various specifications and standards, namely ISO 12944-9:2018, Paints and varnishes- Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems– Part 9: Protective paint systems and laboratory performance test methods for offshore and related structures, ASTM D7588-11(2018) Standard guide for FTIR fingerprinting of a non-aqueous liquid paint as supplied in the manufacturer’s container, and ASTM D2621-87 Standard test method for infrared identification of vehicle solids from solvent-reducible paints. However, all of these standards are limited into inspection and test methods of paint system. IMM FP01:2019 Coating fingerprinting overall procedures for paints using FTIR and other related methods was developed with respect to the interpretation of FTIR spectra or the estimation of the degree of similarity between two FTIR spectra. The application of interpretation of FTIR with estimation of the degree of similarity between two FTIR spectra is extended to paint raw materials in IMM FP02:2020 and dried coatings in IMM FP03:2020.

13th June 2020 Click here to view and download

IMM FP03:2020
DRIED COATING FINGERPRINTING OVERALL PROCEDURES USING FTIR AND OTHER RELATED METHODS

This Standard emphasizes the evaluation of dried coating fingerprint, with the aim of reaffirming the consistency of the dried coating applied with reference to the qualified dried coating. This Standard covers the fingerprint requirement of different coating systems for qualification, quality control and verification.

This Standard includes:
i. Fingerprinting qualification for dried coatings
ii. Test method to fingerprint the dried coatings on substrate
iii. Criteria and execution of Dried Coating Fingerprint Certificate

NOTE. The requirement of coating fingerprinting is stated in various specifications and standards, namely ISO 12944-9:2018, ASTM D7588-11(2018) and ASTM D2621-87. However, all of these standards are lacking with respect to the interpretation of FTIR spectra or the estimation of the degree of similarity between two FTIR spectra. Hence, there is a need to establish a working standard for the execution of coating fingerprinting. IMM FP01:2019 was developed with respect to the interpretation of FTIR spectra or the estimation of the degree of similarity between two FTIR spectra. The application of interpretation of FTIR with estimation of the degree of similarity between two FTIR spectra is extended to paint raw materials in IMM FP02:2020 and dried coatings in IMM FP03:2020.

13th June 2020 Click here to view and download