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ASTM C279 – Standard Specification for Chemical-Resistant Masonry Units


This specification covers solid, kiln fired brick and tile made from clay, shale, or mixtures thereof, suitable for indoor and outdoor use in masonry construction subjected to chemical environments (see Terminology C1232).

The brick and tile covered herein are intended for use in chemical environments where resistance to thermal shock may be a consideration. The brick and tile are normally used with chemical-resistant mortars.


absorption; acid resistance; acid solubility; ceramic; chemical-resistant; masonry; physical properties; solid brick


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