Assessment of coating adhesion

Juhani Valli, Ulla Mäkelä, Allan Matthews

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The main factor which has hitherto prevented the more widespread use of many coating processes has been poor adhesion. There is a real need for a standard test for adhesion to improve user confidence and avoid failure in service. We discuss the available adhesion test methods and recommend the scratch test as offering the best solution at this time, and a new laser photothermal technique as having good potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49 - 53
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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Valli, J., Mäkelä, U., & Matthews, A. (1986). Assessment of coating adhesion. Surface Engineering, 2(1), 49 - 53.