Sheen Instruments - manufacturer and supplier of quality testing instruments for the paint and coatings industry

Sheen Instruments - quality testing instrumentation for paint and industrial coatings


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Barcol Indentation Tester

Barcol Indentation Hardness Tester

The Barcol Indentation Testerr is used for testing the hardness of aluminium, copper, brass and a number of other materials including plastics and fibreglass.
Buchholz Indentation Tester

Buchholz Indentation Tester

This Indentation Tester is used to evaluate the indentation resistance (hardness) of mono or multi-coat paint systems, varnish and related products.
Pencil Hardness Tester (SH720N)

Pencil Hardness Tester (SH720N)

The Pencil Hardness Tester offers a traditional method to define the scratch hardness of coating systems by the use of pencils of a known hardness. The test can be applied to clear, pigmented organic coating films such as paints, lacquers, varnishes.

Pendulum Hardness Rockers

Pendulum Hardness Rockers

An apparatus internationally approved for coating hardness evaluation. The test consists of measuring the damping time of a pendulum oscillating on a test surface.
Sheen Automated Scratch Tester (SH705)

Scratch Testers

Specifications allow for use of either the (preferred) mechanised or hand operated apparatus. A test panel is clamped to a slide which slowly withdraws the panel while a needle scratches the surface.

Sward Hardness Rocker (Sward Type)

Sward Hardness Rocker (Sward Type)

The hardness of organic coatings is compared by counting the number of oscillations made by these wheel type rockers on the test panel.


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