Elasticity and Deformation

Elasticity and Deformation testing is an important part of coatings evaluation. Coatings can be affected by physical as well as environmental factors.  Bending, indentation and impact can all cause coatings to be damaged, or to detach from a substrate.

We can help to predict the effect on a coating of these types of forces by testing samples in the laboratory using instruments that produce these effects in a controlled and reproducible way.

The results of these tests show the resistance of a coating to bending, impact and indentation forces, and give an accurate prediction of their behaviour in real world use.