Coatings And Raw Material Testing.

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Physical & Mechanical Property Testing

Static & dynamic co-efficient of friction
Surface & volume sensitivity
Payne cup water vapor permiability test
ASTM D1653
Tannin resistance of coatings
ASTM D6686-01
Crosshatch adhesion
ASTM D4946
Porosity of paint films
ASTM D3258-04
Scrub Resistance
ASTM D986-17
Failing sand abrasion test
ASTM D968-17
Taber abrasion test
ASTM D4060-19
Erichsen cupping test
DIN-EN 13523-6, EN-ISO 1520, DIN 53156, DIN 53232, BS 3900-E4
Cold Impact Flexibility
Conical mandrel bend flexibility
ASTM D522-17, BS 3900 E-11
Direct & reverse impact resistance
ASTM D2794-93
Tensile & elongation
Stress-strain controlled rheometry
Izod pendulum impact resistance
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Thermal Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
Knoop microhardness test
ASTM D1474
Mar resistance
ASTM D5178
Hoffman scratch
Scratch hardness
ASTM D7027-13
Pendulum hardness
ASTM D4366
Pencil hardness
ASTM D3363
Prositest pull-off adhesion test, bond strength
ASTM D4541
Crosshatch adhesion
ASTM D3359
Tooke gauge
Dry film thickness – ferrous and non-ferrous
ASTM D1400-94
Ultrasonic film thickness guage
ATSM D6132-13

Chemical Property Testing

Water spotting
Acid resistance
Alkali resistance
Aromatic 100 resistance, aromatic fuel resistance
Skydrol resistance
Detergent resistance
ASTM D2248
Stain resistance (household chemicals)
ASTM D1308-02
Chemical resistance, MEK double rubs
ASTM D5402

Evaluation of coating resins

Evaporation rate
Solvent Test
GC-MS – Identification of solvents
Solvent Test
Specific gravity
Solvent Test
Boiling point
Solvent Test
Solvent Test
Solvent Test
Distillation range
Solvent Test
Flash point and fire point
Solvent Test
Water demand
Pigment Testing
Residue test
Pigment Testing
Oil absorption value
Pigment Testing
Specific gravity
Pigment Testing
Mass tone
Pigment Testing
Reducing strength
Pigment Testing
Tinting strength
Pigment Testing
Melting point
Resin Testing
Drying time
Resin Testing
Crater test
Resin Testing
Resin Testing
Resin Testing
Resin Testing
Iodine value
Resin Testing
Epoxy value
Resin Testing
Hydroxyl value
Resin Testing
Amine value
Resin Testing
Acid Value
Resin Testing

Wet Property Testing

Stormer viscometer, KU, Medium shear viscosity
ATSM D562-10, IS 101 1989
Brookfield viscosity, low shear viscosity
Wet film thickness
ATSM D4414, BS 3900, ISO 2808
Ford cup viscosity
ATSM D1200-10, IS 101 1989, DIN 53211
Fineness of grind / Hegman Grind scale
ATSM D1210-05
Surface tension, sessile drop, contact angle
Freeze-thaw stability
ATSM D2243-95
Heat-aged stability, room temperature stability
Syneresis, pigment floating, flooding, phase separation
Minimum Film Forming Temperature (MFFT)
ATSM D2354
Determination of flash point by Pensky martin closed cup method
ATSM D93-19
Zahn cup viscosity
ATSM D4212-16, ATSM D3794
Inclined plate flow for thermosetting powder coating
ATSM D4242-07
Gel time of powder coatings
ATSM D4217
Working life, pot life, gel time
ATSM D3056-14, ATSM D2471
Wt% solids
%Non-volatiles, volatile content of coatings
ATSM D2369-10
Specific gravity of powder coatings
ATSM D5965-19
Specific gravity of pigments
ATSM D153-84
Tap density
ATSM D1895-17
ICI clone & plate, high shear viscosity
ATSM D4287
Critical pigment volume concentration – theoretical & electrochemical measurement
Drying, curing or film formation of organic coatings at room temperature
ATSM D1640
Melt flow rate of thermoplastics
ATSM D1238
VOC by EPA test method – 24
Flow & leveling
ATSM D2801-69
Sag resistance using multinotch applicator
ATSM D4400-18
Gravelometer chip resistance
ATSM D3170, ASTM D1475-13, BS 3900 / BS EN ISO 2811-4
Density / Specific Gravity / Wt. per Liter
ASTM D1475-13 BS 3900 / BS EN ISO 2811-4

Optical Property Testing

Tinting strength
ASTM D3265-11, ASTM D4838
Distinctness-Of-Image (DOI)
ASTM D5767-18
Hiding power / Contrast ratio
ASTM D2805-11
Haze & luminous transmittance of transparent plastics and polymeric coatings
ASTM D1003-13
UV-VIS Spectroscopy
Spectrophotometer color – L*A*B; C*I*E, dE (discoloration)
ASTM D2805-11
20º / 60º / 85º Specular Gloss
ASTM D523-14

Analytical Testing

Field Emission Gun – Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG-SEM)
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), 200 kV
Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
X- Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Wavelength Dispersive-X-Ray Fluorescence spectroscopy (WD-XRF)
FT-NMR Spectrometer (FT-NMR), 400 MHz
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer
Liquid hromatography – Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
High Performance Thin Layer Chromatograph (HPTLC)
Ion Chromatography (IC)
Gas Chromatograph with mass spectroscopy (GC-MS)
Particle Size Analyzer (PSA)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
Proton & Carbon Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)

Accelerated Property Testing

Salt soak, salt solution immersion test
Modified ASTM D870
Water resistance, water immersion test
ASTM D5870-15
Xenon-arc exposure, accelerated weathering
ASTM D6695-16
Cleveland Condensing humidity Cabinet, 95% Relative Humidity exposure
ASTM D4585
QUV-A Accelerated UV-A exposure
ASTM D4587-11
Evaluation of degree of blistering
ASTM D714-02
Evaluation of degree of rusting on painted steel surface
ASTM D610-08
Cyclic corrosion, prohesion
ASTM D5894-16
Corrosion resistance, Salt spray cabinet
ASTM B117-19

Antimicrobial Property Testing

Mold, Mildew & Fungal resistance
ASTM D3273-16
Antimicrobial testing for coatings
ASTM D2574-16

Thermal Property Testing

Vapor Pressure
Overbaking resistance
ASTM D2454
Heat Capacity
Temperature-Dependent Degradation
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA Testing)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC Testing)