Laboratory & Physical Test Equipment

When assessing a coating for suitability for a particular application the testing of the physical properties such as bendability, impact resistance, hardness, washability and abrasion resistance are all required to provide information for decision making. Testing of the pigments using fineness of grind gauges, determining the specific gravity of the coating using density cups, measuring the viscosity using viscosity cups or rotational viscometers and assessing the drying time all provide information for the coating technical data sheets.

Film applicators and test charts provide repeatable test condition for films of a variety of products including paints, inks, glues and cosmetics by controlling the application process so that tests such as hiding power and opacity can be carried out.