ISO and ASTM Standards explained

M2LAB performs testing according to established and standardized procedures. These are laid down in ISO and ASTM standards. This ensures that conditions during the test are always the same and that results of different tests can be compared.

Below you will find an explanation of the most important standards we use for our tests.

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ISO 12944

The main standard for preservation of steel by organic coatings.

ISO 9227

The most widely used (international) standard for performing the salt spray test.

ASTM B117

The most widely used (American) standard for performing the salt spray test.

ISO 4892-1

International standard describing general guidelines for performing rapid weathering tests.

ISO 4892-2

International standard describing the performance of rapid weathering tests with xenon-arc lamps.

ISO 4892-3

International standard describing the performance of rapid weathering tests with fluorescence lamps.