Automatic Scratch Test Machine ISO 1518 


Coatings and paints can protect,decorate substrate or conceal the defects of substrate, and these three functions are related with coatings hardness. And hardness is the important performance for paint mechanical strength, as well as the important indicator to judge paint quality. One of important indicators to evaluate coatings hardness is scratch resistance.
ISO 1518 《Paints and varnishes — Determination of scratch resistance》specifies a test method for determining under defined conditions the resistance of a single coating or a multi-coat system of paint, varnish or related product to penetration by scratching with a scratch stylus loaded witha specified load. Penetration of the stylus is to the substrate, except in the case of a multi-coat system, in which case the stylus can penetrate either to the substrate or to an inter mediate coat.

This test has been found to be useful in comparing the scratch resistance of different coatings. It is most useful in providing relative ratings for a series of coated panels exhibiting significant differences inscratch resistance.

Before 2011, there is only one standard which is used to evaluate paint scratch resistance,which against to evaluate scientifically to paints scratch resistance under different applications. After revise this standard on 2011, this test method is divided two parts: One is constant-loading, i.e the loading to panels is constant during the scratch test, and the test results is shown as max. weights which don’t damage coatings. The other is variable loading, i.e. the loading on which stylus loads test panel is increased continuously from 0 during the whole test, then measure the distance from finial point to the other point when the paint begin to appear scratch. Testing result is shown as critical loads.

As a important member of Chinese Paint & Coating Standard Committee , Biuged is responsible for drafting the relative Chinese standards on the base of ISO1518, and developed scratch testers which conforms the newest  ISO1518:2011.

Automatic Scratch Test Machine ISO 1518 


◆ Big workingtable can be moved left and right—convenient for measuring different areas in the same panel

◆ Special fixing device forsample—can test different size substrate

◆ Sound-light Alarm system for puncturing through sample panel—more visual

◆ High hardness material stylus–more durable

Automatic Scratch Test Machine ISO 1518 

Main Technical Parameters: 

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Technical Parameter ↓

Conform standardsISO 1518-1

BS 3900:E2

ISO 1518-2
Standard needleHemispherical hard metal tip with

radius of (0.50±0.01) mm

cutting tip is diamond (diamond), and the tip

is rounded to a radius of (0.03±0.005) mm


Angle between stylus and sample90°90°

(0g~50g or 0g~100g or 0g~200g)

Motor60W  220V  50HZ
Sytlus Moving Speed(35±5)mm/s(10±2) mm/s
Working Distance120mm100mm
Max. Panel Size200mm×100mm
Max. Panle ThicknessLess than 1mmLess than 12mm
Overall Size500×260×380mm500×260×340mm
Net Weight17 KG17.5KG


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