Pencil Hardness Test Method

Pencil hardness test


Understanding the use of Pencil Hardness tests to measure hard coat and film durability, and interpreting the results is crucial for you to meet the demands of many critical applications. The test can appear quick and simple however, you can easily get inaccurate results if done improperly. At MacDermid Autotype, we pride ourselves on understanding the importance for following a high standard in testing protocols because of the uncertainty that can surround this testing method.

Please click these videos to see a demonstration of the Pencil Hardness test methods, and contact us if would like further information on the repeatable accuracy.

JIS 5600-5-4 Pencil Hardness Test

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JIS 5400 Pencil Hardness Test

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