Protective coatings are bonded on the subsurface using one of the adhesive mechanisms.

The bonding or adhesion of the coating on the subsurface is very crucial in severe corrosive environment.

A coating bond test or adhesive test is performed to measure the required tensile force to break the coating (quantitative test) or bend test is performed to see of the coating is peeling or flaking off from the subsurface ( qualitative test). LMATS hold proven procedures and NATA accreditation in coating bond / adhesion test.

The test is performed in accordance with AS 1580.402.1, DNV, Offshore specifications, EXXON Mobil, ESSO Shell specificationaerospace specifications and other similar standards.