• Testing of coating resistance
    •  Artificial weathering and ageing, as well as natural weathering
    • Testing of corrosive influences such as humidity, salt, polluting gases; cyclic weathering tests
    • Diffusion and migration tests, testing of resistance to penetration
    • Determination of OIT and thermo-oxidative stability
    • Determination of complex coating structures
    • Adhesive tests

       

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  • Analysis of optical characteristics (e.g. colour, colour difference, gloss, surface roughness) and mechanical characteristics (e.g. hardness, scratch resistance, abrasion, resistance to stone chips and hail)
  • Testing and modification of surface energy characteristics: determination of surface energy, hydrophobic properties and wettability, surface activation
  • Characterisation of surface pretreatment
  • Application-oriented analysis of coating substances (e.g. distribution, sagging, hiding power, spreading rate, quantities required, compatibility, rheology, curing behaviour)
  • Conformity and approval tests (e.g. eco label for interior wall paints, tests relating to FSV certification, OFI, CERT and GSB certification of powder coatings)
  • Auditing