Active Standard ASTM D6944 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46
Book of Standards Volume: 06.02
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Significance and Use
The purpose of this test is to obtain information on the ability of a coating system to adhere to substrates under thermal stress. It is assumed that the coating systems used are applied and cured according to the given specifications of the coating manufacturer.
1.1 This practice determines the resistance of cured coatings to repeated thermal cycles. This procedure is designed to assess the influence of thermal cycling on adhesion and other properties of coatings. This procedure is not intended to provide a quantitative measure of the service life that can be expected from a specific coating system on a given substrate.
1.2 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.
D660 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Checking of Exterior Paints
D661 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Cracking of Exterior Paints
D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints
D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
D4541 Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers
D6677 Test Method for Evaluating Adhesion by Knife
G147 Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests
ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)