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Surface properties of plastics and coatings | Tribology and friction, optics, surface energy / contact angle)

[Oberflächeneigenschaften (Kunststoffe ggf. mit Beschichtung | Tribologie und Reibung, Optik, Oberflächenenergie / Kontaktwinkel)]

EPTIS factsheet 514709 | Last revision 2018-12-03 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts514709 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts514709

PT provider
PT provider DIR (German Institut of Interlaboratory Testing) @ Kunststoff- Institut Lüdenscheid DIR (German Institut of Interlaboratory Testing) @ Kunststoff- Institut Lüdenscheid
Based in Germany
Language(s) English | German
Remarks The DIR | Deutsches Institut für Ringversuche (German institute for interlaboratory tests) is part of the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid. Over the past 30 years, the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid has earned an international reputation as one of the leading institutions in the field of plastics in Europe. With more than 15 years of experience in organising interlaboratory tests, we are also one of the established providers in this field. Further information about the DIR | Deutsches Institut für Ringversuche and our services can be retrieved from our website where you can also register to participate: https://dir-kimw.de/en/ We are glad to assist in any questions that might arise.
Product groups Consumer products
Testing fields Materials evaluation
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Plastic plates Surface energy - measurement of the contact angle | Contact angleΘ: Water, Contact angleΘ: Diiodomethane, surface energy, polar, surface energy dispersive DIN 55660-2:2011-12
Elastomers / TPE Abrasion resistance (rotating cylinder drum) | Abrasion resistance (rotating cylinder drum) ISO 4649:2017-09
Coatings and surfaces Color measurement (8°/d) | ΔL, Δa, Δb DIN 53236A:2018-02 / ISO 7724:1984
Color measurement (45°/0) | ΔL, Δa, Δb DIN 53236B:2018-02
Gloss level | gloss value (60°) ISO 2813:2014-10
Abrasion resistance of high gloss surfaces PV 3987:2016-11
Cross cut test ISO 2409:2013-02
Scratch resistance PV 3952:2015-11
ISO 1518-1:2011-06
Foils Transparency/Haze | Haze value ISO 14782:1999-08
Coefficient of friction | Static coefficient of friction, Dynamic coefficient of friction ISO 8295:1995-10
Nonwovens and fabrics Colour measurement (8°/d) -
White degree measurement Ganz method
Abrasion resistance Martindale ISO 12947-2:2016-12
Pill inclination | (pilling test box) ISO 12945-1:2000-12
Pill inclination Martindale ISO 12945-2:2000-07
Absorbability | of textiles ISO 9073-12:2002-11
Air permeability (method 2: peracetic acid bleach) ISO 9237:1995-06
Industrial washing with subsequent color measurement ISO 15797:2017-12
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Any interested group is welcome to participate.
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants Depending of the method, between 20 - 10
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by DAkkS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043:2010 for part of the parameters

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Starting at 280€ | Prices and details can be obtained from our website https://dir-kimw.de/en/
Regularly operated Yes (Yearly)
Year of first operation 2012
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
DIR (German Institut of Interlaboratory Testing) @ Kunststoff- Institut Lüdenscheid
Karolinenstr. 8
58507 Lüdenscheid

Phone: +49 2351 1064-801
Fax: +49 2351 1064-190
Web: https://dir-kimw.de/en/ https://dir-kimw.de/en/
Dr. Andreas Balster
Phone: +49 2351 1064-801
Fax: +49 2351 1064-190
Email: pt@kunststoff-institut.de pt@kunststoff-institut.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5