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GARDCO Offers New Line of PosiTest CH Cross Hatch Adhesion Testers

Published: May 16, 2024
One of the five cross hatch adhesion testers: three in accordance with ISO 2409 and two in accordance with ASTM D3359
One of the five cross hatch adhesion testers: three in accordance with ISO 2409 and two in accordance with ASTM D3359

Columbia, Maryland, United States | February 9, 2024 | Paul N. Gardner Company (GARDCO)

Paul N. Gardner USA—worldwide distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries—is announcing its new offering of Cross Hatch Adhesion Testers.

The new line of PosiTest CH Cross Hatch Adhesion Testers offers five different kits to meet your needs. Each kit comes complete with a cross hatch tool, blade, magnifier (3x (ISO) or 10x (ASTM)), adhesive tape (ISO or ASTM), brush, scissors, 3/32″ hex key, ISO/ASTM classification reference chart, instruction manual, hard shell case, and a two (2) year warranty.

Features: 

  • Determines a coating’s ability to resist separation from a substrate when a lattice pattern is cut into the coating in accordance with a specified standard
  • Conforms to ISO 2409/16276-2, ASTM D3359, AS 3894.9/1580.408.4, and JIS K 5600-5-6
  • Ideal for coatings up to 250 µm (10 mils) depending on the blade and standard
  • Includes all tools and accessories required for cross hatch testing
  • Ergonomic tool handle with non-slip grip and pivoting cutting head
  • Wide range of easy-to-replace, high-grade hardened steel 4-in-1 cutting blades
  • Choice of adhesive tape conforms to ISO 2409 or ASTM D3359
  • Illuminated magnifier available with 3x or 10x
  • Brush included to remove any detached flakes from the coating
  • Durable hard shell case keeps contents secure

Available Kits:

  • (15370) Cross Hatch ISO 2409 Kit
    1 mm / 6 teeth blade, 0–2.3 mils (0–60 µm)
  • (15371) Cross Hatch ISO 2409 Kit
    2 mm / 6 teeth blade, 2.4–4.7 mils (61–120 µm)
  • (15372) Cross Hatch ISO 2409 Kit
    3 mm / 6 teeth blade, 4.7–9.8 mils (121–250 µm)
  • (15373) Cross Hatch ASTM D3359 Kit
    1mm / 11 teeth blade, 0–2 mils (0–50 µm) 
  • (15374) Cross Hatch ASTM D3359 Kit
    2 mm / 6 teeth blade, 2–5 mils (51–125 µm) 

For more information, see New Line of PosiTest CH Cross Hatch Adhesion Testers.

More about the Paul N. Gardner Company (GARDCO) can be found at www.gardco.com.

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About the Paul N. Gardner Company (GARDCO)

The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO) has its origin with the alliance of pioneer paint chemist Dr. Henry Alfred Gardner, Sr., Director of the Institute of Paint and Varnish Research in Washington, D.C. and his son Paul Norris Gardner in 1935 and the subsequent incorporation of the Henry A. Gardner Laboratory in Bethesda, Maryland. After his father retired, Paul was named President and later Board Chairman until 1964, when he decided to retire. Maintaining contact with the industry, Paul formed the Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc., for the distribution, import, and export of scientific instruments and laboratory equipment. A short time later, he relocated the business to Pompano Beach, Florida. After his passing in 1995, Paul N. Gardner, Jr. assumed the Presidency of GARDCO; and his sister, Sandra Gardner Bride, later joined the company as the Vice President.

On July 1, 2019, the Paul N. Gardner Company became a part of the Altana family, as we were acquired by the Byk-Gardner / Altana Group.

Many of the GARDCO employees have been with the company for 20–30 years, and share the same principals of appreciation, openness, empowerment, and trust that are a major part of Altana’s vision. We are excited to be a part of such a successful global corporation that shares the same core values and industry standards that has made the Gardner name synonymous with quality for physical testing equipment.

We are confident that our combined strengths will provide new and innovative solutions to improve quality testing worldwide.

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