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Kunststoffe international 2011/03

Surface Quality: Making Sure that Looks Are not Deceiving

Surface Quality: Making Sure that Looks Are not Deceiving

Contrary to classical surface properties such as scratch resistance or glossiness, it is far more difficult to quantify haptic characteristics. Nonetheless, surface properties with names like Soft Touch, Cool Touch or Silky Touch have gained increasing importance in the plastics industry during recent years. For this reason, a new testing method has been developed that is intended to make research and developments in surface quality more efficient.

Georg Gestenberger

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