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Test Methods

Whitford has many test methods available to determine the performance of a coating. Some of these have corresponding videos, see chart below.

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TM# Test Method Description Bakeware Cookware Video
114A Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness
114B Film-Thickness Measurement w/ Micrometer  
115A Completeness of Cure Test  
114K Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness Using a "Pig" Universal    
120A Evaluation of Appearance    
120K Mudcracking    
132A Knife-Scratch Adhesion    
132B Adhesion of the Fingernail Scratch Method    
132C Adhesion by Crosshatch & Tape Pull
132D Adhesion by Crosshatch & Tape Pull After Boiling Water  
132K Adhesion by Crosshatch, Boiling Water, then Impact Tape Pull  
133C Evaluation of Coating Flexibility by "T" Bend Test    
135G Reciprocating Abrasion Test
137B Wear Resistance by Ball Penetration Test    
137C Gyrograph/Mechanical Scratch Adhesion  
137D Scratch Resistance by Pneumatic Scratch Tester  
138L Wear Resistance for Cookware (German LGA Standard)
150A Evaluation of Detergent Resistance of Coatings  
165A Salt-Water Immersion Corrosion Test  
165B Acidic Corrosion Test  
165C Boiling-Water Corrosion Test
165D Salt-Water/Starch Corrosion Test  
165M Tomato Test  
165N Life Cycle Test  
181A Burned Milk Release Test  
198B Cooking/Roasting Test for Bakeware Coatings    
199A Standard Cooking Test  
199B Dry-Egg Release  
199C Accelerated Cooking Test for Woks  
199H Five Egg Release Test  
199L Determination of Nonstick Properties by Dry-Egg Test    



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