New standard covers coating abrasion

ASTM International’s metallic and inorganic coatings committee has developed a new standard that describes a test method for testing abrasion resistance of hard anodic coatings.

These coatings are used in industries such as aerospace, food processing, and firefighting.


The new standard, which will soon be published as B1023, describes how a Taber abraser, an instrument designed to evaluate abrasion and wear resistance in a variety of materials. can be used for such testing. 


“The abrasion resistance of anodized aluminum is an important property that is required for material performance and quality control,” said ASTM International member Alan Jaenecke. “The new standard will be used to evaluate abrasion resistance of electrolytically formed hard anodic oxidation coatings on a plain, rigid surface of aluminum or aluminum alloy.”


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