Testing & Development

Testing & Development

Paint film adhesion test ASTM D3359.

Paint Film Adhesion Test ASTM D3359.

Humidity Cabinet

Humidity Cabinet

In-house QUV testing

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.)

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.

Spraying metal test panels for Quality Control, Color, Salt Spray, etc.

Salt Spray Corrosion Testing per ASTM B-117

Salt Spray Corrosion Testing per ASTM B-117

Pencil Hardness measurements are taken to determine film hardess.

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.

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 paint film's flexibility.

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.

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.

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  when evaluating various paint characteristics, e.g., hide, dry time, cleanliness, rheology, color, etc.

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.