EN ISO 12137:2011

Paints and varnishes - Determination of mar resistance (ISO 12137:2011)

Publication date:   Dec 16, 2011

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 15, 2011


CEN/TC 139 Paints and varnishes

European Norm

87.040   Paints and varnishes



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ISO 12137:2011 specifies a method for determining, using a curved (loop-shaped or ring-shaped) stylus, the mar 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 mar resistance of different coatings. It is most useful in providing relative ratings for a series of coated panels exhibiting significant differences in mar resistance.
ISO 12137 does not specify a method using a pointed stylus, two of which are specified in ISO 1528‑1 and ISO 1528‑2, respectively. The choice between the three methods will depend on the particular practical problem.

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EN ISO 12137-1:2006


EN ISO 12137:2011
60.60 Standard published
Oct 15, 2011