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Participation Requested for New Single-Point Scratch Method

Interest is being solicited for a new standards activity being launched by a subcommittee of ASTM Committee G02 on Wear and Erosion for measuring the adhesion of coatings and thin films using a single-point scratch method. This new activity will be conducted under Subcommittee G02.30 on Abrasive Wear, but work will be coordinated with ASTM Committee C28 on Advanced Ceramics, as well as with international standards activities in this area.

According to Nicholas X. Randall, vice president, CSM Instruments, Inc., the new standard will enable users of the scratch adhesion test to make standardized measurements of coating adhesion and to be able to quote results in a standardized format. “This will enable users from different labs to be able to compare results directly, which until now has not been possible,” says Randall.

For further technical information, contact Nicholas X. Randall, CSM Instruments, Inc., Needham, Mass. (phone: 781/444-2250). Committee G02 meets May 26-27 at ASTM International Headquarters, West Conshohocken, Pa. For membership or meeting details, contact Diane Rehiel, ASTM International (phone: 610/832-9717). //

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