Coating adhesion

Cross-cut method

The resistance of various types of coatings to delamination from the substrate (i.e. the base material of the test object) is tested by means of cutting the coating in a specified way. The coating adhesion test can also be performed following a certain ageing or corrosion test.


The laboratory has a range of single- and multi-blade knives that meet specific customer requirements.

Sample test norms:

  • ISO 2409
  • ASTM D3359

Customer norms:

Ford, CEVT , Volvo, VW, Renault, GMW, PSA, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Kia, Fiat, Jaguar Land Rover and others.

Pull-off method

With this test, the adhesion of the coating is tested together with the measurement of the pull-off force of the coating. The test is performed in accordance with the ISO 4624 standard.
Document No. Title/Description
ISO 2409 Paints and varnishes - Cross-cut test
ISO 4624 Paints and varnishes - Pull-off test for adhesion
ASTM D3359 Standard Test Methods for Rating Adhesion by Tape Test