Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN 828:2013

Adhesives - Wettability - Determination by measurement of contact angle and surface free energy of solid surface

Status: Valid

This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the surface free energy of a solid surface by measuring the contact angle of a liquid wetting the solid surface. It allows the prediction of the ability of a particular adhesive to wet a particular adherend. It can be used to characterize surfaces intended for pre-treatment, coating or bonding. NOTE 1 In order to determine the surface free energy, the method of measuring the static contact angle is used in combination with a statistical interpretation. NOTE 2 The measurement results are influenced by mechanical surface roughness and chemical homogeneity.


Adhesives (83.180) Adhesives except adhesives for wood and building construction (83.182)

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Language: English

Written by: SIS - Materialteknik

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Article no: STD-88848

Edition: 2

Approved: 1/21/2013

No of pages: 20

Replaces: SS-EN 828