ASTM B905-00(2005)

    Standard Test Methods for Assessing the Adhesion of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings by the Mechanized Tape Test

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods describe procedures for assessing the adhesion of metallic and inorganic coatings and other thin films to metallic and nonmetallic substrates. Assessment is made by applying pressure-sensitive tape to a coated surface and then utilizing a mechanical device to remove the tape at a regulated, uniform rate and constant angle while simultaneously recording the removal force.

    1.2 Four methods are described. Methods A1 and A2 are intended primarily for use on parts. Methods B1 and B2 are intended primarily for use in laboratory evaluations. Methods B1 and B2 are not recommended for testing coatings and films on polymer substrates.

    1.3 These test methods may be used to establish whether the adhesion of a coating to a substrate is within a required range (between a quantified low and a quantified high level). Determination of actual adhesive forces requires more sophisticated methods of measurement. In multilayer systems adhesion failure may occur between intermediate coating layers so that the adhesion of the total coating system to the substrate may not necessarily be determined.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B183 Practice for Preparation of Low-Carbon Steel for Electroplating

    B242 Guide for Preparation of High-Carbon Steel for Electroplating

    B252 Guide for Preparation of Zinc Alloy Die Castings for Electroplating and Conversion Coatings

    B253 Guide for Preparation of Aluminum Alloys for Electroplating

    B254 Practice for Preparation of and Electroplating on Stainless Steel

    B281 Practice for Preparation of Copper and Copper-Base Alloys for Electroplating and Conversion Coatings

    B320 Practice for Preparation of Iron Castings for Electroplating

    B343 Practice for Preparation of Nickel for Electroplating with Nickel

    B480 Guide for Preparation of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys for Electroplating

    B481 Practice for Preparation of Titanium and Titanium Alloys for Electroplating

    B482 Practice for Preparation of Tungsten and Tungsten Alloys for Electroplating

    B537 Practice for Rating of Electroplated Panels Subjected to Atmospheric Exposure

    B538 Method of FACT (Ford Anodized Aluminum Corrosion Test)

    B629 Practice for Preparation of Molybdenum and Molybdenum Alloys for Electroplating

    B630 Practice for Preparation of Chromium for Electroplating with Chromium

    B727 Practice for Preparation of Plastics Materials for Electroplating

    D1730 Practices for Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Surfaces for Painting

    D1731 Practices for Preparation of Hot-Dip Aluminum Surfaces for Painting

    D1732 Practices for Preparation of Magnesium Alloy Surfaces for Painting

    D2370 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Organic Coatings

    D3330/D3330M Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape

    D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/B0905-00R05

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