Elasticity and Deformation

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 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 and give an accurate prediction of their behaviour in real world use.