mechanical testing

Cross-cut test (based on DIN EN ISO 2409)
Cross-cutting is a method for testing the adhesion of a coating to the preceding coat and to the substrate. A cutter blade and a template are used to make 6 vertical cuts and 6 horizontal cuts in the coating, down to the substrate. This test is used for determining the adhesion of the cured powder coating to the substrate. In the case of multi-coat systems, evaluation of inter-coat adhesion is also possible. Free of charge when test specimen is provided.

Cylindrical mandrel bend test (based on DIN EN ISO 1519)
In the cylindrical mandrel bend test, sample panels are bent around cylinders of different diameters. This enables the deformability of the coating to be assessed. Free of charge when test specimen is provided.

Drop impact test (based on EN ISO 6272 / ASTM D 2794)
This test allows the flexibility and adhesion of the coating to be assessed in the case of rapid deformation. The degree of adhesion is closely related to the pretreatment quality. Free of charge when test specimen is provided.

Erichsen cupping (based on DIN EN ISO 1520)
This test allows the flexibility and adhesion of the coating to be assessed in the case of slow deformation. The degree of adhesion is closely related to the pre-treatment quality. Free of charge when test specimen is provided.