Paint & Coating

The applications of paints, varnishes, sealants, and coatings in today’s world are enormous and ever-increasing. From our houses, furniture, metal pipes, toys, machines, to military equipments, paints and coatings are used everywhere. There are a number of reasons for applying paints & coatings on materials; One is to protect the substrate from chemical erosion, second is to make the product appealing to the eye, and finally it provides the perfect surface finish which is part of the functionality of the product. Estimation of their properties is vital because of the high cost associated with their applications. A great deal of financial loss occurs as a result of their premature failure.

Spectro Research and Lab Ventures (P) Ltd. is self-sufficient in conducting various tests on coatings and paints, to assess their performance and durability. Some of the important tests include coating thickness, adhesion test, resistance against scratching, impact of water, salt spray testing, hardness, and drying time etc. There are other tests which are conducted to determine the cause of failure, and also to aid in the development of new products having robust and resilient characteristics. Tests are conducted as per various national and international standards, and also strict adherences to environmental regulations, wherever applicable, are taken into account.

Some of the tests conducted on Paints and Coatings at Spectro

  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Adhesion
  • Alkali Resistance of Paint
  • Cass Test
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Chip Resistance
  • Coating Hardness
  • Coating Surface roughness /Profile
  • Coating Thickness
  • Condensing Humidity
  • Condensing Humidity
  • Crosshatch Adherence
  • Cyclic Corrosion
  • Drying Time
  • Falling Weight
  • Flexibility
  • Free Falling Sand Abrasion
  • FTIR
  • Gloss (60°C)
  • Hardness
  • Impact resistance
  • Moisture Content
  • Peel
  • Failure Analysis
  • Penetration Resistance
  • Salt Spray
  • Scratch Resistance
  • Scrubbing Resistance
  • Spark Testing
  • XENON Arc
  • Temp/Humidity Cycling
  • Volatile Content
  • Water Absorption
  • Water Resistance