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AS / NZS 1580.408.5

Introducing AS / NZS 1580.408.5 - Industrial Physics

AS / NZS 1580.408.5 is a pull-off adhesion test designed to test the adhesion properties of many different types of paints and coatings.  

This is an Australian / New Zealand adhesive strength testing standard brought to you by Appita, a not-for-profit industry association that supports the advancement of the pulp, paper packaging and bioproducts industries. 

The AS / NZS 1580.408.5 standard provides a pull-off adhesion testing method to establish the adhesion properties of a coating by determining the greatest perpendicular force (in tension) that a given surface area of coating can bear before it is detached. 

This APPITA test method can be used for all coatings on rigid materials but is particularly suitable for testing adhesion of coatings on concrete and masonry surfaces. 

What is an adhesive strength test?

Adhesive strength tests are tension and compression tests for many types of materials, used across many industries. Adhesion testers generally focus on the bond strength between two materials, created with some type of coating such as tape, glue, or gels. 

How to perform an AS / NZS 1580.408.5 adhesive test?

Pull-off adhesion testing typically involves a digital or manual pull-off adhesion testing machine with a dolly.  

Before starting the test, both the dolly and coating need to be cleaned. The adhesive is then prepared and added to the dolly, which is then adhered to the coated surface. The adhesive is then left to cure.  

Next up, the machine’s actuator is placed over the dolly and pressure is applied until the point that the adhesion fails. The pressure may be achieved using a hydraulic pump. 

AS / NZS 1580.408.5 testing devices

So, how can Industrial Physics improve your AS / NZS 1580.408.5 testing? 

TQC Sheen Adhesion Tester PosiTest ATM and ATA
When you need to measure the adhesion of coatings applied to metal, wood, concrete and similar substrates, our PosiTest Pull-off Adhesion Tester is the ideal solution.

Brought to you by TQC Sheen, our paint testing specialist brand, our robust and reliable pull off adhesion testers comply with a number of international standards.  

Need AS / NZS 1580.408.5 adhesion testing solutions? Get in touch

Don’t allow a lack of the best adhesion testing equipment leave you in a sticky situation! Stick with Industrial Physics and we will help you to find the right adhesion tester for your needs! We’ve been designing and building adhesion testers for many years and we’ve learnt a thing or two about paper testing best practice along the way.  

We like to share this expertise across the knowledgebase section of our website where you’ll find blogs like this one - adhesion testing insights. Also, be sure to check out our adhesion value calculator. 

If you have any further questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch!  

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