Paint Testing Lab

Paint Testing Lab

Paints have a range of properties, and manufacturers and OEMs choose a particular paint to finish a particular product based on those properties. But paint distributors don’t exactly quantify these characteristics for their customers or label them on the side of the container. To ensure that their paints do exactly what they need them to, manufacturers send samples or products in to a paint testing lab, like Applied Technical Services, Inc., who will analyze and quantify those qualities that make the paint desirable for a given circumstance. See the table below for the list of paint testing methods ATS performs and their applicable standards.

Test Methods and Standards
Method
Standard
VOC Testing
EPA 24
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Tape Adhesion Testing
ASTM D3359 / DIN EN ISO 2409
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Specular Gloss
ASTM D523
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Color Testing
ASTM D2244
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Immersion in Liquids
ISO 2812- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Salt Spray Testing
ASTM B117 / DIN EN ISO 9227 NSS
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Coating Thickness
ASTM D7091
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Impact Testing
ASTM D2794
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
CASS Testing
ASTM B368 / DIN EN ISO 9227 CASS
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Filiform Corrosion
ISO 3665
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Humidity (Condensing)
ASTM D2247 / DIN EN ISO 6270-2CH
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Water Fog
ASTM D1735
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Xenon Arc Weathering
ASTM G155
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
UV Fluorescent
ASTM G154
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Cyclic Salt Fog
ASTM G85 / SAE J2334 / GMW 14872
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Chip Resistance / Gravelometer
ASTM 3170 / ISO 20567-1 / SAE J400
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Taber Abrasion
ASTM 4060
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Conical Mandrel
ASTM D522
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Pencil Hardness
ASTM D3363
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
Steam Jet
DIN EN ISO 16925 Method B
ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited

About the ATS Paint Testing Lab

The ATS paint testing lab, itself a part of the environmental testing division, is ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited to perform dozens of coating analysis methods. We have a long history of providing world-class testing, inspection, and consulting engineering services to clients from an assortment of industries. Let ATS take care of your paint-related testing needs — our technicians produce timely and accurate results that our clients can depend on.

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