WASHINGTON, D.C. - A task group under ASTM D.01.46 Subcommittee is asking for volunteers to participate in testing of ASTM D7234 - 05 Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coatings on Concrete Using Portable Pull-Off Adhesion Testers. The standard was developed by subcommittee D.01.46 and approved as a new standard in 2005. The task group is proceeding with the round robin for this standard and is looking for volunteers to participate in testing.

The testing will be conducted in two locations: Maple Shade, NJ (near Philadelphia) and Pittsburgh, PA. At this point the dates are not set, but are tentatively proposed for September or October 2010.

The committee is looking for volunteers to participate as a testing laboratory at either of these locations. The task would consist of all procedures detailed in the test method to determine pull-off adhesion of coatings on concrete including scoring, gluing, attaching and engaging the instruments, and recording the results. Parts of two consecutive days would be required to complete the task. If you are familiar with this method and the equipment used in this method, and wish to participate in this round robin, please contact Fred Gelfant at gelfant@stonhard.com or 856/321.7557.