European Coatings Show 2023 — A complete success!

The ECS 2023 was a complete success! Our trade show highlights and impressions of the European Coatings Show from Nuremberg can be found here.

Exhibition booth European Coatings Show 2023

Impressions from European Coatings Show 2023 in Nuremberg.

After four years, the leading trade show for the paint and coatings industry took place again and we had the pleasure to welcome many known and new customers at our booth. The "scratching corner" with the LINEARTESTER 249 Smart, SmartPen, abrasion tester TABER ABRASER as well as the manual cross-cutting devices, which could be extensively tested by the visitors, attracted great interest.


TABER ABRASER 352 European Coatings Show 2023

Resistance to abrasion is one of the most important mechanical properties of surfaces. Among the methods used to test abrasion resistance, working with the TABER® ABRASER is the most common and widely used method. Numerous national and international standards make explicit reference to this test instrument. The Original TABER® ABRASER can be used to perform abrasion tests on paintwork and other coatings, such as rubber, paper, leather, ceramics, textile fabrics and metals. This device is used in research and development as well as in production and quality control.

LINEARTESTER Model 249 Smart European Coatings Show 2023

LINEARTESTER model 249 Smart

To start a scratch/scribe test, the test tool is lowered onto the specimen when moving forward initiating the scratching process immediately. The test panel can be moved sideways so that a series of scratches can be carried out side by side with different force settings. Due to a ruler integrated in the slide plate, an uniform distance between the scratches can be achieved very easily. When testing insulating coatings on conducting substrates, an electric recognition of the through-scratching offers an additional security for setting the scratching force. For abrasion tests, crockmeter tests, MEK or wipe tests the test movement is carried out with the tool lowered onto the specimen, in preset cycles to and fro. For this, the guide plate has to be removed from the slide plate. The test speeds are freely adjustable. The LINEARTESTER Smart is equipped with variable stroke lengths.

SCRATCH HARDNESS TESTER 430 P-Smart European Coatings Show 2023


The electromotive scratch hardness tester SCRATCH HARDNESS TESTER 430 P-Smart is an all-purpose tester for the scratching and cutting jobs of all kinds on paint coats and plastic surfaces. Individual cuts, parallel cuts and (after rotating the sample 90°) also cross-hatch cuts can all be made onto test plates of different thicknesses. The scratch hardness tester 430 P-Smart is specially designed for adhesion tests (using the cross-hatch method, according to all common standards) and for special plastic tests according to Opel (scratch resistance and writing effect).

European Coatings Show 2023

Scratch tests on curved parts

Would you like to know how a scratch can be objectively applied to a geometric real part? Our video from ECS23 shows you how it works.