Testing & Development
Paint Film Adhesion Test ASTM D3359.
In-House QUV Testing
Viscosity readings are a standard quality control procedure that we use during the manufacture of each batch of paint. (Above photo is a Zahn cup viscosity measurement.)
Spraying metal test panels for Quality Control, Color, Salt Spray, etc.
Salt Spray Corrosion Testing per ASTM B-117
Pencil Hardness measurements are taken to determine film hardess.
Measuring the paints dry film thickness (DFT) on a steel panel through the use of an electronic mil gauge.
A mandrel bend test to determine the paint film’s flexibility.
The degree of pigment dispersion and particle size is determined by the use of a grind block.
Meeting the gloss requirements of a paint spec. with a gloss meter.
Paint being pulled down over a “Leneta Chart” to measure the hide or opacity of the paint. “Draw downs” are a versatile tool when evaluating various paint characteristics, e.g., hide, dry time, cleanliness, rheology, color, etc.