ASTM D 2967-2017 “Corner Coating of Powder Coatings”

Meaning and Purpose
4.1 The test method measures the degree to which the sharp corners are covered by different coating powder materials. Corner coverage is affected by surface thickness, thixotropy, melt viscosity, surface tension, curing rate, and application and curing temperature.

Scope of
1.1 The test method consists of determining the ratio of angular thickness (see 3.1.3) to face thickness (see 3.1.4) of a powder coating applied to a specific face thickness by immersing a preheated square rod in an aerated powder and curing the coating with predetermined conditions.

ASTM D 2967-2017 “Corner Coating of Powder Coatings”

Note 1: The property of corner coverage is also known as “edge coverage”, but the latter is not recommended. There are widespread misconceptions and expectations about the term “edge coverage”. The test was performed on rebar with square angles and the results are not necessarily associated with sharper edges, namely burrs. Coatings with measurable corner coverage may still not protect sharper edges from corrosion or provide the electrical insulation required for some applications.

1.2 Values expressed in SI units shall be regarded as standards. The values given in parentheses are for reference only.

1.3 This standard is not intended to address all safety issues, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of users of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory restrictions prior to use.

1.4 This international Standard has been developed in accordance with the internationally recognized standardization principles established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guidelines and Recommendations issued by the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade of the World Trade Organization.

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