Our UK based laboratory conducts a wide range of BS, ISO, ASTM and DIN tests. A list of all the tests is available:
The test methods described on this page can be classified into two categories:-
If you wish us to test architectural coatings, please visit our Paint Performance Testing page. Here you will find suites of tests for the different classes of coatings used on buildings.
One area where we have particular expertise is the evaluation of raw materials used in paint or resin manufacture. We normally incorporate the raw material into an appropriate paint or resin and then test the product. A similar product, made using a conventional raw material, serves as a control. Test work of this nature is of particular interest to those who wish to establish whether the surface coatings industry could present a potential marketing opportunity. Details of our services can be found on our Formulation Advice page.
Evaluating surface coatings for their resistance to microbial attack forms an important part of our work and we have particular experience in testing coatings for resistance to in-can spoilage and fungal or algal growth on applied coatings.
Our equipment includes:-
Please Note: Following a review of our Marketing & Communications policy we as an independent association, do not issue reports containing the names of coatings unless they are made or marketed by the client. It is our policy not to allow our name or logos to be used in association with any advertising or promotional materials.
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