Aerofin Laboratories can conduct qualitative & quantitative tests for evaluating the adhesion of paints & varnishes on various substrates. Methods include: Pull off testing, Bend, Burnishing, Chisel-Knife, File, Grind-Saw, Heat-Quench, Impact, Peel and Scribe-Grid-Tape testing.
Many adhesion methods require conditioning or exposure to a specific environment prior to test. Aerofin Laboratories have the facilities to subject test pieces to humidity, Temperature, immersion and corrosion salt spray to name a few.
Aerofin Laboratories can conduct quantitative tests for evaluating the hardness & scratch resistance of paints & varnishes on various substrates.
A method of determining hardness of a single coating or paint system. Testing is conducted by pushing pencils of known hardness over a coatings surface at a constant angle and with a known force and assessing its resistance to marking or deformation.
BS EN ISO 15184
A test method for determining the resistance of a single coating or paint system to penetration by scratching with a stylus loaded with a specified load.
Results can be obtained for either:
BS EN ISO 1518-1
Aerofin Laboratories can conduct Gloss and Colour tests for your business. Through instrumental gloss value determination, colour light booth comparison and instrumental determination of colour difference.