Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

From JPCL, May 2010

by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC

This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifications led to problems with coating performance. The authors propose ways to conduct testing that potentially offer more meaningful correlations with real-world coating performance. This article won the SSPC President's Lecture Award at PACE 2010, held February 7–10 in Phoenix, AZ....
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Tagged categories: Adhesion; Coating failure; Coating Materials; Performance testing; Salt fog; Specification writing

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