ISO 1518-2:2011 Preview

Paints and varnishes -- Determination of scratch resistance -- Part 2: Variable-loading method

ISO 1518-2:2011 specifies a method for determining, using a pointed stylus loaded with a continuously increasing load, the scratch resistance of a single coating of a paint, varnish or related product, or the upper layer of a multicoat system.

This test has been found to be useful in comparing the scratch resistance of different coatings. It is most useful in providing relative ratings for a series of coated panels exhibiting significant differences in scratch resistance.

Neither ISO 1518-1 nor ISO 1518-2 specifies a method using a curved stylus, which is specified in ISO 12137. The choice between the three methods will depend on the particular practical problem.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2011-10
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 8
  • :
    ISO/TC 35/SC 9
    General test methods for paints and varnishes
  • 87.040
    Paints and varnishes

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