Work Item
ASTM WK60648

New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Hard Anodic Coatings by the Taber Abraser

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee is (1) metallic and inorganic coatings on products and (2) electroformed materials and products. The scope includes: (1) development and preparation of specifications, methods of tests, practices, guides, definitions, and terminology applicable to the properties of the coatings and electroforms, to their performance in use and test, and to the processes and materials used to produce them, (2) organization and presentation of relevant symposia and other meetings for the dissemination and exchange of technical information and (3) publication of Special Technical Publications and other special documents.
Coatings covered in the scope include, but are not limited to, those produced by electroplating, autocatalytic (electroless) plating, immersion plating, vacuum processes (such as vacuum metallizing, sputtering, and ion plating), chemical conversion (such as chromating, phosphating, and black oxide), anodic oxidation (such as anodization of aluminium, magnesium, and zinc),hot dipping (such as with molten tin, tin-lead alloy and zinc), thermal coating processes (such as flame spray, chemical vapor deposition, plasma spray, and detonation coating), porcelain enamel and ceramic-metal coatings fused at temperatures greater than 427 C (800 F). Excluded from the above scope are sheet, wire, and tin mill products.


abraser, abrasion, abrasion resistance, rotary platform, wear, Taber, anodized aluminum


Abrasion resistance of anodized aluminum is an important property that is required for material performance and quality control. There are limitations to the current method (MIL-A-8625F) which has caused companies who follow the method to suggest a new procedure be developed that addresses the shortcomings. The original proposal of developing a new ASTM method was discussed in a B08 committee meeting in 2012 and also at a meeting of the International Hard Anodizing Association (IHAA).

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: B08.10

Committee: B08

Staff Manager: Jennifer Tursi

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-29-2017

Technical Contact: Alan Jaenecke

Item: 001

Ballot: B08.10 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: B08.10 (19-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 010

Ballot: B08 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution