Rigorous Paint Testing = Superior Paint

Rigorous Paint Testing = Superior Paint

When designing a paint for a customer, it is standard for our chemists to create a series of formulation ladders to determine performance and cost parameters. Above is a salt spray/corrosion test series of "scribed" metal panels using the same backbone paint chemistry but with different modifications in order to determine the best formulation for the customer.

When designing a paint for a customer, it is standard for our chemists to create a series of formulation ladders to determine performance and cost parameters. Above is a salt spray/corrosion test series of “scribed” metal panels using the same backbone paint chemistry but with different modifications in order to determine the best formulation for the customer.

This is a waterborne coating we developed for an automotive customer who switched to this custom formulated coating after seeing the incredible 1000 hour salt spray results. Note the scribe line and the extraordinary performance achieved with our waterborne technology.

This is a waterborne coating we developed for an automotive customer who switched to this custom formulated coating after seeing the incredible 1000 hour salt spray results. Note the scribe line and the extraordinary performance achieved with our waterborne technology.

Example of a formulation being developed for a customer tested over scribed cast iron panels. These panels were subjected to 504  hours salt spray

Example of a formulation being developed for a customer tested over scribed cast iron panels. These panels were subjected to 504 hours salt spray

Custom formulated air dry water-based paint corrosion test. Note the 1000 hour performance.

Custom formulated air dry water-based paint corrosion test. Note the 1000 hour performance.

Cyclic salt spray 360 hours; 2 formulations tested.

Cyclic salt spray 360 hours; 2 formulations tested.

Competitor's paint enduring the same 360 hour cyclic salt spray as our formulations in the photos above this photo. Performance is obviously inferior and as a result, the customer switched to Continental.

Competitor’s paint enduring the same 360 hour cyclic salt spray over the same part as our formulations in the photos above this photo. Performance is obviously inferior and as a result, the customer switched to Continental.