Coating and Paint Testing

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Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab, an independent third-party testing laboratory, announced its decision to launch a full range of coating and paint testing services for varieties of components and materials. Both in-lab testing and engineering that support research and development are available. After years of efforts, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab has won worldwide recognition from its clients with fast and accurate delivery and testing reports.

“We offer support to the R & D department as a formulation lab to develop new paints and coatings. Meanwhile, we also work with raw material suppliers to create pilot batches, marketing samples, and benchmark new raw materials,” said the Marketing Chief of Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab. “But most of all, we test performance factors of coatings and paint, such as adhesion, durability, stain resistance, corrosion resistance, stability, etc. All these properties are critical to product performance and success.”

Essentially, a comprehensive coating and paint testing project should cover the followings:

Physical and chemical property testing, further includes composition, viscosity, density, coating thickness, colorimetry, brightness, hardness, adherence, permeabilities, opacity, etc.

Mechanical strength, including traction, elasticity, and mechanical damage.

Fire testing, focuses on the testing ofreaction and resistance to fire.

Durability testing, covers outdoor aging, corrosion resistance, controlled temperature and humidity tests, and resistance to microorganisms, such as fungi or algae.

The evaluation of coating and paint performance involves many test methods. For instance, the Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP) is perfectly suitable for characterizing the inorganic portion of paint, such as TiO2, and analyzing various types of metallic coatings on metal substrates. At the same time, the Gas Chromatograph (GC) and Infrared Red Spectrometer (IR) are the best choices for analyzing the organic portion of paints.

Familiar with ISO and ASTM test guidance, standards, and specifications, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab is competent to provide assistance for a wide range of projects, including not only the most commonly seen chemical analysis, hardness or adhesion strength testing, but also regulatory compliance testing, failure analysis, process evaluation, material selection and alike. Please don’t hesitate to contact Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab to learn more:

About Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab
With a strong team of experts from all fields, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab truly knows what clients need. After expanding the business range, the lab now has a rich and comprehensive analytical testing portfolio, which covers nearly every industry. Laboratory staffs are familiar with all important international standards and guidelines, covering ISO, GOST, TQSA, USDA, FDA, FOSFA, GAFTA, IFT, AOCS, and SAL, and are constantly innovating their testing approaches. All these efforts are made concertedly in the hope of bringing accurate results to clients worldwide more quickly.

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