The forming of holes in a film due to contamination.
(extended definition) Coating defect: small, shallow, bowl-shaped depressions in a coating film. These depressions frequently have drops, particles or bands of material at their centers and raised circular edges. Some common causes of cratering are: gel particles, oil droplets from air lines, and substrate contamination.
A paint film defect appearing as small, round bare spot on the painted part. This may be caused by gassing, incompatability, or silicones.
Round depressions in the paint's surface, usually due to contaminants in the paint or on the surface being painted.
Small round depressions in a paint film which may or may not expose the underlying surface.
That defect in a coating application which results in craters or fish eyes. Often caused by the presence of grease, oil, silicon polishes or other similar contaminants on the surface.
Areas of a wet film where the coating material recedes or 'pulls away' from the surface leaving circular gaps in the film.
Undesirable depressions in the dried ink film that may be large enough to expose the substrate.
coating defect consisting of small, apparently uncoated, spots of coated plate consisting of a very thin film of coating that has been contaminated by oil, silicone, or other foreign matter. Eyeholing is similar to cratering, but with metal exposure in the crater.