Testing paints before application. Basic testing of liquid properties.
|Density||ISO 2811-1||ASTM D1475||BS 3900-A19||DIN 53217|
|Fineness of grind||ISO 1524||ASTM D1210|
|Flash point||ISO 3679||ASTM D3278||BS 2000-523|
|Freeze-thaw resistance||ISO 1147||ASTM D2243|
|pH||ISO 976||ASTM E70|
|Sample evaluation||ISO 1513|
|Package stability||ASTM D1849|
|Oil absorption||ISO 787-5||ASTM D281
|Coarse particles||ASTM D185|
Accelerated weathering in xenon-arc and UV-radiation chambers, temperature change resistance and other aging tests.
|Exposure systems for wood||EN 927-6|
|Xenon-arc chamber exposure||ISO 16474-2
|UV chamber exposure||ISO 16474-3
|ASTM D4587||BS 3900-F16|
|Temperature change resistance||ASTM D1211|
|Conditioning before testing||EN 1062-11|
|Efflorescence resistance||ASTM D7072|
|Evaluation after accelerated weathering and other aging tests||ISO 4628||ASTM D610
Color, color difference, opacity, gloss and other optical properties of coatings.
|Color, color different, color coordinates||ISO 11664
|ASTM D2244||BS 3900|
|Specular gloss||ISO 2813||ASTM D523
|BS 3900-D5||DIN 67530|
|Whiteness and yellowness||ASTM E313|
|Dirt pick-up index||UNI 10792|
|Color development||ASTM D5326|
Mechanical and physical testing of coatings
|Surface drying time||ISO 9117-3||BS 3900-C2|
|Drying time – recorder||ISO 9117-4||ASTM D5895|
– Bandow-Wolff test
|ISO 9117-5||BS 3900-C3|
|MFFT||ISO 2115||ASTM D2354|
|Low temperature coalescence||ASTM D3793|
|Coatings thickeness||ISO 2808||ASTM D4138
|Pendulum damping time||ISO 1522||ASTM D4366||BS 3900-E5|
|Pencil hardness||ISO 15184||ASTM D3363||BS 3900-E19|
|Scratch resistance||ISO 1518-1||BS 3900-E2|
|ASTM D522||BS 3900-E1
|Adhesion – cross cut||ISO 2409||ASTM D3359|
|Adhesion – pull-off||ISO 4624||ASTM D4541|
|Impact resistance||ISO 6272-1||ASTM D2794||BS 3900-E13|
|Wet adhesion to old alkyd coatings||ASTM D6900|
|Wet-scrub resistance||ISO 11998||ASTM D2486
|Burnish resistance||ASTM D6736|
|Water-vapor permeability||ISO 7783||ASTM D1653|
|Water permeability||EN 1062-3|
|Blocking properties||ASTM D2064
|Abrasion restance||ASTM D968|
|Open time||ASTM D7488|
|Coatings preparation||ASTM D823|
Viscosity, flow time and other rheology properties.
|Viscosity (Brookfield)||ISO 2555||ASTM D2196|
|Viscosity (Stormer KU)||ASTM D562|
|Dynamic viscosity||ISO 3219|
|Flow time||ISO 2431||ASTM D1200||BS 3900-A6||DIN 53211|
|Sag resistance||ASTM D4400|
|Spatter resistance||ASTM D4707|
Resistance to water and other liquids according to international standards
|Resistance to water||ISO 2812-2||ASTM D870|
|Resistance to liquids||ISO 2812-1|
|Resistance to liquids
– method using an absorbent medium
|Resistance to liquids
– spotting methods
|Resistance to solvents and detergents||ASTM D2248
|Resistance to household chemicals||ASTM D1308|
|Efficiency of chemical removers||ASTM D6189|
|Leaching resistance||ASTM D7190|
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We also conduct comprehensive assessment of compliance with the requirements of standards. We carry out tests according to standards PN (Polish), European (PN-EN), American guides (ASTM), Federal Specifications and German (DIN).
|Interior latex paints||PN-C-81914||ASTM D3730
|Exterior latex paints||PN-C-81913||ASTM D5324|
|Top coats, enamels||PN-C-81907||TT-E-508C|
|Wood stains||PN-C-81753||ASTM D6763|
|Plasters based on organic binder||PN-EN 15824|
|Wood varnishes||ASTM D154|
|Wood paints||ASTM D2336|
|Paints applied on plastics||ASTM D3002|
|Solvent-borne architectural paints||ASTM D5146|
We test raw materials for their evaluation of how they work in the formulas of various coating products.
We study polymer dispersions, fillers, pigments (also pigment pastes), additives (thickeners, dispersants, defoamers, matting agents and many others), coalescents, and others.
We prepare formulas, laboratory samples on a small scale, and then, according to a set research program, we perform tests to compare with other raw materials, find an effective dose or case studies – how a given raw material works in a given recipe.
We study the impact of raw materials on the formation of coatings, we carry out evaluations according to standardized ISO, ASTM, BS, UNI and DIN test methods (see applied research methods in the Testing Service section)
We have a modern research laboratory with calibrated measuring equipment (the laboratory is in the process of accreditation). Each measuring instrument is regularly calibrated and calibrated by specialist calibration laboratories.
We conduct research based on research methods that allow us to assess the actual impact of the raw material on the performance properties of paints and varnishes in liquid form as well as after applying them to the substrate.
We investigate the impact of used raw materials on the degradation of coatings (accelerated weathering), we develop formulas adapted to the realities of the Polish and European market, we provide advice on the transfer of application research results to recipes used in production.
We prepare the results in the form of extensive test reports containing photographs, charts and tables with test results. We can present the results of research at various conferences around the world, including the technology conferences organized by us at the Spektrochem Seminar.
|Download a sample presentation of the results of coalescing application research in wood systems
Presentation of PRA’s 11th International Woodcoatings Congress (23-24 October 2018) / Amsterdam.
Each time the test program and scope of tests and formulations are agreed with the client.
Contact us for more information!
SPEKTROCHEM is an independent international R&D and testing laboratory that offers innovative solutions, laboratory tests and training for the coatings industry.
We have over 15 years of experience in formulation service, conducting laboratory research, testing, production and education of R&D departments in Poland and abroad. Our team consists of qualified research and commercial staff, our modern laboratory is fully equipped with equipment for testing paints, plasters and coatings.
We have implemented a quality management system ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for the entire process of sample paint preparation for testing, laboratory tests, customer service and reporting of our work results. We are in the accreditation process over 120 international testing methods.
We are an organizational member of ASTM International and Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN).
Our experience serves the development of paint business in Europe and the world. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer.
Paint Raw Materials R&D and Testing Laboratory
15 Dabrowskiej Str.
39-400 Tarnobrzeg, Poland
Tel. +48 15 822 45 22
9:00am – 4:00pm CET