EN ISO 1518-2:2019

Paints and varnishes - Determination of scratch resistance - Part 2: Variable-loading method (ISO 1518-2:2019)

Publication date:   Sep 19, 2019

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60.60 Standard published   Jul 3, 2019


CEN/TC 139 Paints and varnishes

European Norm

87.040   Paints and varnishes



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This document 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.
NOTE Neither this document nor ISO 1518‑1 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.

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EN ISO 1518-2:2011


EN ISO 1518-2:2019
60.60 Standard published
Jul 3, 2019