Paints and varnishes - Coating of aluminium and aluminium alloys for architectural purposes - Part 1: Coatings prepared from thermosetting coating powder

This part of EN 12206 specifies requirements and the corresponding methods of test relating to the organic coating of aluminium and aluminium alloy extrusions, sheet and preformed sections for architectural purposes, using coating powders. It also describes:
a)   the pretreatment of the substrate prior to the coating process;
b)   the coating powder;
c)   the coating process;
d)   the final product.
Each item is dealt with separately in this part of EN 12206 so that any interested party can ensure compliance appropriate to its area of responsibility.
CAUTION - The procedures described in this standard are intended to be carried out by suitably trained and/or supervised personnel. The substances and procedures used in this method may be injurious to health if adequate precautions are not taken. Attention is drawn in the text to specific hazards. This standard refers only to technical suitability and does not absolve the user from statutory obligations relating to health and safety.

Beschichtungsstoffe - Beschichtungen auf Aluminium und Aluminiumlegierungen für Bauzwecke - Teil 1: Beschichtungen aus Beschichtungspulvern

Dieses Dokument legt Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für die ausschließlich aus Beschichtungspulvern hergestellte organische Beschichtung auf Halbzeug, Blech und vorgeformten Teilen aus Aluminium oder Aluminiumlegierungen zur Verwendung im Bauwesen fest. Es beschreibt auch:
a)   die Vorbehandlung des Substrates vor dem Beschichten;
b)   das Beschichtungspulver;
c)   das Beschichtungsverfahren;
d)   das Fertigprodukt.
Jeder dieser Punkte wird in diesem Dokument getrennt behandelt, so dass jeder Vertragspartner für seinen Verantwortungsbereich eine Übereinstimmung mit der Norm sicherstellen kann.
ACHTUNG - Die in dieser Norm beschriebenen Verfahren sind dafür vorgesehen, durch geeignet ausgebildetes und/oder überwachtes Personal durchgeführt zu werden. Wenn nicht angemessene Vorsichtsma߬nahmen getroffen werden, können die Stoffe und Verfahren gesundheitsgefährdend sein. Im Text wird auf spezielle Gefährdungen hingewiesen. Dieses Dokument bezieht sich nur auf die technische Eignung und entbindet den Anwender nicht von gesetzlichen Auflagen bezüglich Gesundheit und Sicherheit.

Peintures et vernis - Revêtement de l'aluminium et de ses alliages pour des applications architecturales - Partie 1: Revêtements à partir de peinture en poudre thermodurcissable

Le présent document spécifie les exigences et les méthodes d’essai correspondantes pour le revêtement organique de produits en feuilles, extrudés ou préformés en aluminium et alliages d’aluminium pour des applications architecturales, en utilisant des peintures en poudre. Il décrit aussi :
a)   le prétraitement du subjectile avant l’application de la peinture ;
b)   la peinture en poudre ;
c)   le mode d’application de la peinture ;
d)   le produit final.
Chaque sujet est traité séparément dans le présent document afin que chaque partie prenante intéressée puisse s’y conformer en relation avec son domaine de responsabilité.
AVERTISSEMENT - Les modes opératoires décrits dans la présente norme sont destinés à être exécutés par un personnel adéquatement formé et/ou encadré. Les substances et modes opératoires utilisés dans la présente méthode peuvent porter atteinte à la santé si les précautions nécessaires ne sont pas prises. Le texte attire l’attention sur les dangers spécifiques. Le présent document ne se rapporte qu’à son adéquation technique et ne dispense pas l’utilisateur des obligations réglementaires relatives à la santé et à la sécurité.

Barve in laki - Premazi za aluminij in aluminijeve zlitine v gradbeništvu - 1. del: Premazi iz termoreaktivnih praškov

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 12206-1:2021
01-julij-2021
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 12206-1:2005

Barve in laki - Premazi za aluminij in aluminijeve zlitine v gradbeništvu - 1. del:

Premazi iz termoreaktivnih praškov

Paints and varnishes - Coating of aluminium and aluminium alloys for architectural

purposes - Part 1: Coatings prepared from thermosetting coating powder
Beschichtungsstoffe - Beschichtungen auf Aluminium und Aluminiumlegierungen für
Bauzwecke - Teil 1: Beschichtungen aus Beschichtungspulvern

Peintures et vernis - Revêtement de l'aluminium et de ses alliages pour des applications

architecturales - Partie 1: Revêtements à partir de peinture en poudre thermodurcissable

Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 12206-1:2021
ICS:
77.120.10 Aluminij in aluminijeve zlitine Aluminium and aluminium
alloys
87.040 Barve in laki Paints and varnishes
SIST EN 12206-1:2021 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 12206-1
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
May 2021
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 87.040 Supersedes EN 12206-1:2004
English Version
Paints and varnishes - Coating of aluminium and
aluminium alloys for architectural purposes - Part 1:
Coatings prepared from thermosetting coating powder

Peintures et vernis - Revêtement de l'aluminium et de Beschichtungsstoffe - Beschichtungen auf Aluminium

ses alliages pour des applications architecturales - und Aluminiumlegierungen für Bauzwecke - Teil 1:

Partie 1: Revêtements à partir de peinture en poudre Beschichtungen aus Beschichtungspulvern

thermodurcissable
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 1 September 2020.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

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United Kingdom.
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© 2021 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 12206-1:2021 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ...................................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 7

4 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................... 8

4.1 Material (substrate) ....................................................................................................................................... 8

4.2 Pretreatment of the substrate .................................................................................................................... 8

4.3 Coating powder .............................................................................................................................................. 10

4.4 Coating process .............................................................................................................................................. 13

4.5 Final product .................................................................................................................................................. 13

4.6 Certificate of conformity ............................................................................................................................ 14

5 Test methods .................................................................................................................................................. 15

5.1 General.............................................................................................................................................................. 15

5.2 Preparation of test panels for testing coating powders .................................................................. 15

5.3 Sampling of the final product and preparation of test specimens .............................................. 15

5.4 Colour ................................................................................................................................................................ 15

5.5 Gloss ................................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.6 Adhesion .......................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.7 Cupping test .................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.8 Falling weight test......................................................................................................................................... 16

5.9 Bend test .......................................................................................................................................................... 16

5.10 Resistance to mortar ................................................................................................................................... 16

5.11 Pressure cooker test .................................................................................................................................... 16

5.12 Resistance to boiling water ....................................................................................................................... 16

5.13 Resistance to humidity ............................................................................................................................... 16

5.14 Resistance to acetic acid salt spray ........................................................................................................ 16

5.15 Resistance to sulfur dioxide ...................................................................................................................... 17

5.16 Resistance to filiform corrosion .............................................................................................................. 17

5.17 Resistance to artificial weathering ......................................................................................................... 17

5.18 Resistance to natural weathering (referee test) ............................................................................... 17

Annex A (normative) Methods for the determination of the mass per unit area of

conversion layers and for the identification of chromium, phosphorous and zinc .............. 18

Annex B (normative) Requirements for alternative pretreatment ......................................................... 22

Annex C (normative) Measurement of film thickness .................................................................................. 23

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 24

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European foreword

This document (EN 12206-1:2021) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 139 “Paints and

varnishes”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by November 2021, and conflicting national standards

shall be withdrawn at the latest by November 2021.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 12206-1:2004.
In comparison with the previous edition, the following changes have been made:
— 3.4: Definition source amended;
— 4.2.2.1: Methods of pretreatment now includes deluging;
— 4.2.2.2: Change of terminology to etching;
— 4.2.2.2.1: Clause added;
— 4.2.2.2.2 Clause added;
— 4.2.2.3.3: Process for non-chromate systems more defined;
— 4.2.2.3.4: Process for electrolytic conversion more defined;
— 4.2.2.3.4: Separate clause for electrolytic conversion added;
— 4.3.1: Identification of powder now required;

— 4.3.1: Separation of conventional technology and enhanced durability products removed;

— 4.3.2: Clause added;
— 4.3.3.5: Cupping test – 2 categories introduced;
— 4.3.3.6: Falling weight test – 2 categories introduced;
— 4.3.3.7: Bend test – 2 categories introduced;
— 4.3.3.14: Manufacturer to state length of resistance to weathering test;
— 4.5.2-4.5.9: Clauses renumbered;
— 4.5.6: Minimum film thickness requirement altered;
— 4.6: Clause added;
— 5.4: Colourimetrically standards added;
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— 5.8: Clause amended;
— 5.16: Clause amended;
— Annex B: Natural weathering test requirements altered;
— Annex C: Test procedure for film thickness tests removed;
— Annex D: Deleted;
— Annex E: Deleted;
— Annex F: Deleted.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
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Introduction

This is the first part of EN 12206. The present intention is to develop another part dealing with the

organic coating of aluminium and aluminium alloy extrusions, sheet and preformed sections for

architectural purposes, prepared from liquid coating materials.
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1 Scope

This document specifies requirements and the corresponding methods of test relating to the organic

coating of aluminium and aluminium alloy extrusions, sheet and preformed sections for architectural

purposes, using coating powders. It also describes:
a) the pretreatment of the substrate prior to the coating process;
b) the coating powder;
c) the coating process;
d) the final product.

Each item is dealt with separately in this document so that any interested party can ensure compliance

appropriate to its area of responsibility.

CAUTION — The procedures described in this standard are intended to be carried out by suitably

trained and/or supervised personnel. The substances and procedures used in this method could be

injurious to health if adequate precautions are not taken. Attention is drawn in the text to specific

hazards. This document refers only to technical suitability and does not absolve the user from statutory

obligations relating to health and safety.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 573-3, Aluminium and aluminium alloys - Chemical composition and form of wrought products - Part

3: Chemical composition and form of products
EN ISO 1519, Paints and varnishes - Bend test (cylindrical mandrel) (ISO 1519)
EN ISO 1520, Paints and varnishes - Cupping test (ISO 1520)
EN ISO 2409, Paints and varnishes - Cross-cut test (ISO 2409)

EN ISO 2810, Paints and varnishes - Natural weathering of coatings - Exposure and assessment (ISO 2810)

EN ISO 2813, Paints and varnishes - Determination of gloss value at 20°, 60° and 85° (ISO 2813)

EN ISO 3231, Paints and varnishes - Determination of resistance to humid atmospheres containing sulfur

dioxide (ISO 3231)

EN ISO 3668, Paints and varnishes - Visual comparison of colour of paints (ISO 3668)

EN ISO 3696, Water for analytical laboratory use - Specification and test methods (ISO 3696)

EN ISO 6270-1, Paints and varnishes - Determination of resistance to humidity - Part 1: Condensation

(single-sided exposure) (ISO 6270-1)
EN ISO 8130-9, Coating powders - Part 9: Sampling (ISO 8130-9)

EN ISO 9227, Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - Salt spray tests (ISO 9227)

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EN ISO 16474-2:2013, Paints and varnishes - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2:

Xenon-arc lamps (ISO 16474-2:2013)

EN ISO 16474-3, Paints and varnishes - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 3:

Fluorescent UV lamps (ISO 16474-3)

EN ISO 18314-1, Analytical colorimetry - Part 1: Practical colour measurement (ISO 18314-1)

ISO 2143, Anodizing of aluminium and its alloys — Estimation of loss of absorptive power of anodic

oxidation coatings after sealing — Dye-spot test with prior acid treatment

ISO 2859-1, Sampling procedures for inspection by attributes — Part 1: Sampling schemes indexed by

acceptance quality limit (AQL) for lot-by-lot inspection

ISO 2859-2, Sampling procedures for inspection by attributes — Part 2: Sampling plans indexed by

limiting quality (LQ) for isolated lot inspection

ISO 4623-2, Paints and varnishes — Determination of resistance to filiform corrosion — Part 2:

Aluminium substrates

ISO 9223, Corrosion of metals and alloys — Corrosivity of atmospheres — Classification, determination

and estimation
ISO/CIE 11664-4, Colorimetry — Part 4: CIE 1976 L*a*b* colour space
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
powder coating

continuous layer of a coating powder which has been applied to the aluminium or aluminium alloy

substrate and which is protective or decorative, or both
3.2
conversion layer

layer produced on an aluminium surface by chemical pretreatment with or without the use of an

applied electric current
3.3
finish
surface of the coated article which determines its appearance
3.4
coating powder

coating material in powder form which, after fusing and possibly curing, gives a continuous film

[SOURCE: EN ISO 4618:2014]
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3.5
significant surface

that area of the article on which the coating is essential for serviceability and/or appearance

3.6
specifier

person specifying the performance requirements for the coating and significant surfaces of the article

3.7
test specimen
single sample of the final product to be used for testing
4 Requirements
4.1 Material (substrate)

Aluminium and aluminium alloys are classified in accordance with EN 573-3. Suitable materials are

those listed as series 1 000, 3 000, 5 000 and 6 000.
4.2 Pretreatment of the substrate
4.2.1 General

Before application of the coating powder, a pretreatment layer shall be applied. This pretreatment may

be either

a) chemical treatment with aqueous solutions containing either chromate ions or chromate and

phosphate ions, without applying an electric current, or

b) an alternative pretreatment (for instance chromium-free systems, “no-rinse-dry-in-place

pretreatment” or electrolytic conversion (pre-anodising), or other processes).

After the conversion process, the substrate is normally rinsed with deionized water and dried.

4.2.2 Chemical treatment
4.2.2.1 General

The aluminium or aluminium alloy shall be free from corrosion prior to pretreatment.

Any item previously coated or anodized shall be stripped down to the aluminium substrate prior to the

pretreatment.

The pretreatment stages shall take place one after the other with the minimum delay in between to

ensure that the surface to be pretreated does not become dry between successive stages.

The pretreatment solutions shall be applied either:

a) by dipping in baths of sufficient size to allow efficient operation of the chemical process on all

significant surfaces; or

b) by spraying, in tanks or cabinets made so that all significant surfaces are in contact with the

spraying solution for the specified period of time; or

c) by deluging, in tanks or cabinets made so that all significant surfaces are in contact with the

deluging solution for the specified period of time.
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The solution used for the conversion process is normally used for aluminium and aluminium alloys

only. Pretreatment of other metals is not authorized unless metallic-ion contamination is continuously

removed or less than specified maximum values.
4.2.2.2 Cleaning, etching and rinsing
4.2.2.2.1 Cleaning

All surface contaminants such as oils, greases, lubricants and other residues shall be removed using

alkaline or acidic solutions and/or organic solvents in appropriate combinations. After cleaning the

substrate may be rinsed.
4.2.2.2.2 Etching

Before the conversion stage, the substrate shall be etched with alkaline or acidic solutions or both

successively. The etching shall remove a minimum of 1 g/m of the aluminium substrate by weight.

After etching, the substrate may be rinsed.
4.2.2.3 Conversion of aluminium surface
4.2.2.3.1 General

The conversion of the aluminium surface may be carried out using chromate or non-chromate

conversion coatings or anodising.
4.2.2.3.2 Conversion and drying of chromate and phosphochromate layers
A conversion layer is produced by application of the appropriate solution.

Chromate conversion layers vary in colour from an iridescent yellow to a golden tan. The layers are

characterized by the presence of chromium and the absence of phosphate (see Annex A).

The mass per unit surface area of the conversion layer, often referred to as “conversion coating weight”,

as measured in accordance with the method described in Annex A, shall be between 0,4 g/m and

1 g/m .

Phosphochromate conversion layers vary in colour from iridescent to various shades of green. The

layers are characterized by the presence of both chromate and phosphate (see Annex A).

The mass per unit surface area of the conversion layer, as measured in accordance with the method

2 2
described in Annex A, shall be between 0,4 g/m and 1,2 g/m .

NOTE The colours given above are only indicative. They depend on alloys used and pretreatment and do not

characterize the quality of the conversion layer.

Where a rinsed system is used the conversion layer can be rinsed with water and shall finally be rinsed

with deionized water. The electrical conductivity of the water draining off from significant surfaces at

the final rinse shall be below 30 µS/cm at 20 °C.

If the final rinse is carried out with hot water, the temperature shall not exceed 60 °C and the rinsing

time shall be as short as possible in order to avoid dissolving of hexavalent chromium from the

conversion layer.

The layer shall be as uniform as possible, adhering to the substrate and free from any powdering.

The drying temperature after pretreatment, as measured on the metal surface, shall not exceed 100 °C if

the coating powder is applied without delay or interruption after pretreatment. If it is applied with

delay or interruption after pretreatment (less than 16 h), the maximum temperature on the metal

surface shall be as follows:
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— 65 °C for chromate layers;
— 85 °C for phosphochromate layers.
The coating powder shall not be applied more than 24 h after pretreatment.
4.2.2.3.3 Non-chromate systems

Alternative pretreatments, e.g. chromium-free systems, “no-rinse-dry-in-place pretreatment” or other

processes may be used in place of chromate or phosphochromate.

The use of alternative systems shall be applied in accordance with the supplier or manufacturer's

instructions. A set of these instructions and appropriate recording and monitoring instructions shall be

maintained by the applicator. The instructions shall include methods of surface preparation methods

and post treatment including drying instructions. If the alternative system does not require rinsing then

this shall be stated. The electrical conductivity of the water draining off from significant surfaces at the

final rinse shall be below 30 µS/cm at 20 °C.
The coating powder shall not be applied more than 24 h after pretreatment.

Certain chromium-free pretreatments are comparable to chromium containing pre-treatments

regarding corrosion protection. Chromium free systems can have increased demands on process

control and bath maintenance
4.2.2.3.4 Electrolytic conversion (Pre-anodising)

The anodic pretreatment shall be chosen so as to produce an anodic coating with a thickness of at least

3 µm (not more than 8 µm) without powdering and without surface flaws. The anodic layer shall not be

sealed.

The anodic layer shall be rinsed with deionized water. for as long as is required to remove the acid from

the surface The electrical conductivity of the water draining off from significant surfaces at the final

rinse shall be below 30 µS/cm at 20 °C.

The time between preanodising and coating shall be less than 72 h. If the time between preanodising

and coating is more than 24 h, the preanodising shall be tested by a dye spot test in according to

ISO 2143. The intensity of stain shall be 5.
4.3 Coating powder
4.3.1 Identification

The following information shall be made available by the supplier for each consignment of coating

powder:
a) manufacturer;
b) trade name;
c) colour;
d) gloss level;

NOTE Measurement of gloss on certain textured and effect powders is not technically useful.

e) type of binder base;
f) batch number;
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g) box number;
h) product reference code;
i) confirmation of length of natural weathering test completed;
j) confirmation of class for flexibility tests 4.3.3.5, 4.3.3.6 and 4.3.3.7;
k) date of manufacture;
l) expiration date;
m) date of despatch.
4.3.2 Storage

The coating powder, after storage in unopened containers for a maximum period indicated by the

manufacturer, calculated from the date of despatch by the manufacturer shall still conform to 4.3.3. If no

maximum permissible storage period is indicated by the manufacturer, the coating powder shall after

storage in unopened containers for up to 12 months from the date of despatch by the manufacturer

shall conform to 4.3.3.

The storage temperature shall not exceed 35 °C unless otherwise specified by the coating powder

manufacturer.

Coating powder that has been stored for longer than the maximum permissible period indicated by the

manufacturer (or if no maximum permissible storage period has been indicated and the coating powder

has been stored for longer than 12 months) shall only be used upon agreement between the

manufacturer and the coating applicator.
4.3.3 Performance requirements
4.3.3.1 General

The tests shall be carried out in accordance with Clause 5. The panels shall be prepared in accordance

with 5.2.
4.3.3.2 Colour

When tested in accordance with 5.4, the colour of the coating shall match the colour previously

specified with agreed limits.
4.3.3.3 Gloss

When tested in accordance with 5.5, the gloss level of the coating shall be in the range of ± 10 units of

the specified value for coatings of gloss greater than 50 units, and in the range of ± 7 units for coatings

of gloss equal to or less than 50 units.
4.3.3.4 Adhesion

When tested in accordance with 5.6, the result of the test shall be classification 0.

4.3.3.5 Cupping test

Class a When tested in accordance with 5.7, there shall be neither cracking in the coating nor any

detachment of the coating.

Class b When tested in accordance with 5.7 there shall be no detachment of the coating.

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4.3.3.6 Falling weight test

Class a When tested in accordance with 5.8, there shall be neither cracking in the coating nor any

detachment of the coating.

Class b When tested in accordance with 5.8, there shall be no detachment of the coating.

4.3.3.7 Bend test

Class a When tested in accordance with 5.9, there shall be neither cracking in the coating nor any

detachment of the coating.

Class b When tested in accordance with 5.9, there shall be no detachment of the coating.

4.3.3.8 Resistance to mortar

When tested in accordance with 5.10, the mortar shall be easily removed and there shall be no

detachment of the coating nor any staining.
4.3.3.9 Pressure cooker test or boiling water test

When tested in accordance with 5.11 or 5.12, there shall be neither blistering nor detachment of the

coating.
4.3.3.10 Resistance to humidity

When tested in accordance with 5.13, there shall be no blistering, softening or detachment of the

coating. Loss of adhesion of the coating from the scratches shall be no more than 1 mm.

4.3.3.11 Resistance to acetic acid salt spray

When tested in accordance with 5.14 there shall be no blistering, softening or detachment of the

coating. There shall be no more than 3,0 mm of corrosion creep from the scratch measured at right

angles to the scratch and the remainder of the substrate shall show no signs of corrosion.

4.3.3.12 Resistance to sulfur dioxide

When tested in accordance with 5.15, the coating shall show no more than 1 mm of corrosion from the

scratches, and no visual colour change.
4.3.3.13 Resistance to filiform corrosion

When tested in accordance with 5.16, there shall be a maximum of 20 filaments per side of a 10 cm

scratch with a maximum length of 4mm and an average not greater than 2 mm.
4.3.3.14 Resistance to weathering

For testing resistance to weathering, two test methods are provided, artificial weathering (5.17) and

natural weathering (5.18).

Natural weathering (5.18) provides the best assessment and is the referee method. However, it takes a

relatively long time and until the results from natural weathering are available, results from artificial

weathering can provide useful guidance.

After weathering in accordance with 5.17 or 5.18, the residual gloss of the coating shall be not less than

50 % of the original gloss. Acceptable limits for colour change (e.g. in terms of ∆E and/or ∆C and/or ∆L)

shall be agreed between the interested parties.
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The period of exposure for the natural weathering test shall be stated by the Powder Manufacturer and

shall be supported by suitable test data.

The minimum period for test for weathering resistance in accordance with 5.18 shall be 12 months.

NOTE Advances in technology have led to the development of coating powder systems which have improved

gloss retention under natural weathering conditions, e.g. typically 5 years exposure at the Florida test site

referenced in 5.18 with less than a 50 % drop in gloss.

These systems are, however, less flexible and might not meet the criteria of 4.3.3.5, 4.3.3.6 and 4.3.3.7

Class a.
4.4 Coating process

In order to comply with this standard the coater shall use a pretreatment system and coating powder

that comply with the requirements of this standard.
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