Ensuring Best Adhesive Strength of Paint Coatings with Cross Hatch Testing

In paint and plating industry, one of the major concerns is to ensure that paints and coating stay on the substrates where they are applied. If the paints are not efficient enough to stay on their substrates, then the efficiency of the paints is considered to be appalling. This is why the manufacturers of paint products need to test the ability of the paints to stay on the surfaces where they are applied. The manufacturers must test the force that is required to peel off the paint from the surface which gives an analysis of the quality and efficiency of the paint products. The cross Hatch tester is a very efficient instrument that is used for testing the peel strength of the paint and coating when applied to a substrate.

To conduct the test, the paint is applied to the desired substrate. After the paint is applied to the test substrate, the cross hatch tester is used for making the cut in the shape of big X. After making the cut, a pressure sensitive tape is applied on the cut and peeled off from the surface. This gives the force required for peeling the paint off from the surface.

Key features of Presto’s Cross Hatch Tester

  1. The instrument is provided with high-quality blades for efficient cutting.
  2. The instrument is easily portable and very easy to use.

Technical specifications of Presto’s Cross Hatch Tester

  1. The instrument comes with 1, 2 or 3 blades as per the requirements of the clients.
  2. The instrument is in compliance with different quality testing standards such as DIN EN 2409: 2013-6, BS EN 2409: 2013, ASTM D 3359, ISO 2409: 2013.

With the help of the Presto’s cross hatch tester, the manufacturers of Paint products can rest assured that they are delivering the best quality of products to the clients.