Billions of dollars are spent annually on the corrosion protection of products and infrastructure through the application of coatings.

New, as well as existing technologies, require extensive analysis to ensure specific performance criteria are met. Decorative and protective properties of coatings are evaluated utilizing standardized and custom test plans to fit both the client's needs and budget.

Most coating performance issues are related to improper surface preparation and/or application, wrong choice of coating or exposure to an unanticipated environment. Quality control testing prior to placing the coating in service can help identify problems and avoid premature failures.

Common tests include:
  • Mandrel Bend
  • Variable Impact
  • Taber Abrasion
  • Scratch and Mar Resistance
  • Coating Thickness
  • Coating Weight
  • Solvent Resistance
  • Weathering
  • Freeze/Thaw
  • Color
  • Gloss
  • Abrasion
  • Adhesion
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Flexibility

Typical specifications include:
  • IEC Standards
  • ASTM Standards
  • Military Standards
  • Automotive Standards

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