ECSS-Q-70-13A – Measurement of the peel and pull-off strength of coatings and finishes using pressure-sensitive tapes (4 October 1999)

This standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-Q-ST-70-13C (15 November 2008).


This Standard details a test in which pressure-sensitive tapes are used to assess the suitability of, for example, coatings, paints, films and other thin materials, proposed for use on spacecraft and associated equipment.

The following materials and assemblies are covered by this test method:

  • organic coating, e.g. varnishes, paints and plastic films;
  • metallic finishes on, for example, printed-circuit boards, second-surface mirrors,
    thermal radiators, plastic films;
  • adhesive layers;
  • composite thin films;
  • small assemblies, e.g. solar cells having attached glass covers.