Contract Laboratory has received the following Coatings and Films Laboratory Test Requests which need to be fulfilled! These Laboratory Test Requests are received from a variety of sources ranging from start-up companies to large, multinational Fortune 500 corporations, international organizations, well-respected universities and government agencies that are actively seeking Independent, Third-Party Coatings and Films Laboratories to perform their Coatings and Films Testing, Analysis, Assays, Product Development, Scientific Research Experiments, Inspections, Certifications, and Engineering Projects. If you are a Coatings and Films laboratory that would like more information on these Coatings and Films projects, please visit our registration page or call toll us free 1-855-377-6821.
Materials Laboratory needed for AASHTO testing of Architectural coating Material to Chloride penetration test (AASHTO T259, T260) Rapid chloride Permeability AASHTO T277 C02 Permeability
Coatings and Films
Materials laboratory for ASTM paint testing 1. Anti-carbonation: Test method EN-1062-7 2. Liquid water permeability: Test method EN-1062-7 3. Acid Resistance . 4)SRI
Materials laboratory for ASTM paint testing 1. Anti-carbonation: Test method EN-1062-7
2. Liquid water permeability: Test method EN-1062-7
3. Acid Resistance . 4. SRI (solar reflective index) ASTM C 1549-04
5. Chloride Ion penetration ASTM C 1202 -97
6. Water Absorption ASTM D 870
All above tests for water based paint
Environmental Simulation Laboratory needed for paint plastic cans testing for 28 days at stacked conditions to simulate summer test simulation
at day time 45 to 48 degree c, night time 29 to 35 degree c
? What tests are we going to perform on cans (summer test simulation)
The test mentioned below should be carried out.
o Opening and closing of Lid
? Tinting and shaking
Large company needs Optical Properties of 1 cm lenses tested for the following: Transmittance, Comatic Aberration, Veiling Glare Index, Lens Flare, Ghost, Halo (ISO 9358-1994), Lateral Chromatic Aberration, Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration and Reflection Ratio. Vibration and mechanical shock testing plus abrasion and high pressure water spray testing.
Materials laboratory needed for NATO coatings testing of chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) to North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO AEP 64 standard fo Performance Requirements for Paint Systems Resistant to Chemical Agents and Decontaminants, for the Protection of Land Military Equipment and 65 coded Standard, described as Performance Requirements and Test Method for Paint Systems Resistant to Chemical Warfare Agents, for new new coating project to:
Screening Test (Resistance to Tri-n-Butyl Phosphate) onAluminium Alloys: 2024-T3 unclad, 5083 and 7020-T8
*Visual comparison of the colour of the paints
*Colorimetry on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Scratch Hardness on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Flexibility (Cupping test) on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Cross-Cut Resistance (Adhesion) on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Continuous condensation on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Hydrocarbons Resistance on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Acids Resistance on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Decontaminants Resistance on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Falling Weight Test Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Chemical Agents Resistance on AEP 65 (Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 or Steel
Artificial Weathering Resistance on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Corrosion Resistance (Neutral Salt Spray) on Steel
Corrosion Resistance (Cyclic corrosion) on Steel
Aluminium Alloys Corrosion Resistance by Alternate Immersion-Emersion on Burnished Aluminium Alloys: 2024-T3 unclad, 5083 and 7020-T6
Aluminium Alloys Corrosion (Filiform corrosion resistance) on Burnished Aluminium Alloys: 2024-T3 unclad, 5083 and 7020-T6
Hydraulic Fluids Resistance on Aluminium Alloy 5083 or 7020-T6 and Steel
Laboratory needed for DOT Testing to ISO Standards: (i) Viscosity test. The flow time in seconds is determined at 23 °C (73.4 °F) using the ISO standard cup with a 4 mm (0.16 inch) jet as set forth in ISO 2431 (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter). Where the flow time exceeds 100 seconds, a further test is carried out using the ISO standard cup with a 6 mm (0.24 inch) jet.
(ii) Solvent Separation Test. This test is carried out at 23 °C (73 °F) using a 100.0 mL(3 ounces) measuring cylinder of the stoppered type of approximately 25.0 cm (9.8 inches) total height and of a uniform internal diameter of approximately 30 mm (1.2 inches) over the calibrated section. The sample should be stirred to obtain a uniform consistency, and poured in up to the 100 mL (3 ounces) mark. The stopper should be inserted and the cylinder left standing undisturbed for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the height of the upper separated layer should be measured and the percentage of this layer as compared with the total height of the sample calculated.
Materials Laboratory needed for Material characterization of metal with Polymer thinfilm
- Mechanical properties characterization of flat thin steel (0.1 x 5 x 30mm)
- Mechanical properties characterization of bent thin steel (0.1 x 5 x 30mm) down central axis
- SEM imaging and cross sectioning of of metal+polymer thin film for thinfilm measurement
Nanotechnology company needs materials laboratory for conducting studies on nanoparticles effect on the base polymers. polymer composite testing on various polymers, including PP, PE, Nylon, TPU, and others. In particular, we are interested to learn the mechanical performance (Tensile Strength, Izod Impact, Young's Modulus), Gas Permeability, Colorant Properties, Coefficient of Friction reduction, creep properties, thermal conductivity, and electrical conductivity polymer samples:
Melt Flow Index,
Environmental Microbiology Laboratory needed for algae MIC testing on blend of two biocidal compounds (both are fairly water insoluble powders). The MIC testing has to be conducted on two species of algae. Plenty of labs can run the tests on bacteria and fungi, but haven't been able to find a lab that can run the testing on algal species.
Europe Materials Laboratory needed for Paint film performance tests on mild steel panels
Sr No Test
1 Salt Spray Test (504 hours)
2 Humidity Resistance (504 hours)
3 Pencil hardness
4 Dry Adhesion
6 Impact Resistance (direct)
7 Impact Resistance (indirect)
8 Colour Matching (Visual)
9 Colour Matching (Instrumental)
10 Metamerism Index
12 Wet Adhesion
13 Chip resistance
14 Immersion Primer
16 Superior weathering for gloss and colour retention
FDA Packaging Laboratory needed for FDA Packaging testing of coated paperboard according to the Microwave Heat Susceptor Packaging section of the 2007 FDA chemistry guidance http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/IngredientsAdditivesGRASPackaging/ucm081818.htm#aii11c
OECD GLP Environmental Toxicology Laboratory needed for Toxicology Testing Acute Oral Toxicity, AMES Test, Skin Corrosion, Skin Sensitization, In Vitro Mammalian Chromosomal Aberration Test (if AMES shows positive), In Vivo Mammalian Gene Mutation Test (if AMES shows positive);
Eco-toxicological tests: Acute Fish Toxicity, Ready Biodegradability, Acute Daphnia Toxicity.and and Physicochemical tests: Physical Status, Water Solubility, Melting/Freezing Point, Boiling Point, Vapor Pressure, Octanol/Water Partition Coefficient, Density, Particle Size Distribution;
LEGAL Materials laboratory needed for measuring surface of a flexible thin film material to characterize a few topographical features such as surface roughness Ra.
Contact mode AFM testing in ambient;
non-contact optical interferometric profilometer such as Wyko profilometer.
Capable to scan 200x200 um area of sample, with resolution down to 0.5 nm roughness for smoothest materials.