New York, United States – May 26, 2022 – 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 test services for a variety of components and materials. Laboratory tests and engineering that support research and development are available. After years of effort, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab has won global recognition from customers with timely and accurate delivery and test reports.
“We provide support to the R&D department as a formulation laboratory to develop new paints and coatings. Meanwhile, we are also working with raw material suppliers to create pilot batches, marketing samples and new reference raw materials,” said Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab’s Head of Marketing. “Most importantly, we test the performance factors of coatings and paint, such as adhesion, durability, stain resistance, corrosion resistance, stability, etc. All of these properties are essential to the performance and success of the product.
Essentially, a complete coating and paint test project should cover the following:
Physical and chemical property tests further include composition, viscosity, density, coating thickness, colorimetry, brightness, hardness, adhesion, permeabilities, opacity, etc.
Mechanical strength, including tensile, elasticity and mechanical damage.
Fire testing, focuses on fire reaction and resistance testing.
Durability tests cover outdoor ageing, corrosion resistance, controlled temperature and humidity testing, and resistance to microorganisms, such as fungi or algae.
Evaluating the performance of coatings and paints involves many test methods. For example, the Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Spectrometer is well suited for characterizing the inorganic part of paint, such as TiO2, and for analyzing various types of metallic coatings on metallic substrates. At the same time, gas chromatograph (GC) and red infrared (IR) spectrometer are the best choices to analyze the organic part of paints.
Familiar with ISO and ASTM testing guidelines, standards and specifications, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab is competent to provide support for a wide range of projects, including not only the most common Chemical analysis, hardness or bond strength testing, but also regulatory compliance testing, failure analysis, process evaluation, material selection, etc. Do not hesitate to contact Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab for more information: https://www.alfachemic.com/testinglab/industries/coating-and-paint.html.
About Alfa Chemical Testing Laboratory
With a strong team of experts from all fields, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab really knows what customers need. After expanding the commercial range, the laboratory now has a rich and comprehensive portfolio of analytical tests, which covers almost all sectors. The laboratory staff 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 of these efforts are made in a concerted manner in the hope of bringing accurate results to customers around the world faster.