We test. We analyse. We support.

Product Testing and Analytical Services

Through our sophisticated physical and analytical testing laboratory, we ensure coatings performance at formulation, application and after-production stages.

Product Testing

Our coatings specialists are highly experienced in paint testing and analysis, and our impartial, un-biased testing methodology ensures that our products comply with the relevant OEM performance specifications, and environmental legislations. Our laboratory equipment is maintained and calibrated to the highest standards, and covers most of the requirements of the European Automotive specifications.

Our laboratory is ready to support our customers, so in addition to research and development related studies, we also conduct application related testing for customer support and process improvement purposes.

Physical Testing

  • Jet Wash
  • Car Wash
  • Multi Grit, Gravelometer
  • Abrex
  • Flat Bed Abrasion
  • Taber Abrasion
  • Auto Scratch
  • Hardness
  • Impact Indent

Chemical Testing

  • Cleaning Agents
  • Oils
  • Fuels
  • Acids
  • Alkalis

Weathering Tests

  • Humidity
  • Water Immersion
  • Xenon Weatherometer
  • QUV Weathering
  • Hygrothermal Ageing
  • Fogging/VOC Testing

Analytical Laboratory

Our laboratory is equipped with advanced techniques capable of analysing all coating situations and problems. From film thickness, and paint structure analysis to advanced defect analysis, we are equipped to support our product and customers from new product concept through to series manufacture on painting lines.

We have helped our customers develop many applications by providing accurate and timely support from our experienced analytical team.

Examples are:

Root cause studies for improving production line performance,
Film thickness studies – supporting industrialisation and series production,
Curing rate studies - whether an application is fully cured or not,
Raw Material validation - ensuring the quality of our product,
Micro-analytical studies of defects.

Analytical Tests

  • GC-MS
  • FTIR
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Infrared Microscopy
  • UV-Vis
  • Centrifuge