Coating and Corrosion Laboratory

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Coating and corrosion laboratories consist of four laboratories in which physical properties and corrosion resistance of paints and applied coatings on glass, plastic, textile, ceramic, and many more different substrates are tested.

In our laboratories;

Density, volume of non-volatile matter, viscosity, consumption, non-volatile content, drying time determination, adhesion test, pH measurement, fineness determination, hiding powder determination and bending tests are done on paints.

SO2, salt spray, humidity and cyclic corrosion test cabinets are utilized to determine the corrosion resistance, rusting and blistering rates of paints and coatings under SO2 atmosphere, salt fog, CASS (copper accelerated acetic acid) fog, and humid atmosphere, hot and cold conditions.

To determine the wetting properties of the liquids on substrate surfaces contact angle measurements are done and surface tensions of the liquids are measured. To determine how resistant the materials and coatings are to various conditions; the effect of UV light is investigated, surface abrasion under specified load and revolution is measured, washability and scrub tests are done. Surface roughness and thin film thickness measurements are determined. Gloss levels of coated or uncoated metal, ceramic, and plastic surfaces at different geometries are measured. Impact resistance, pencil hardness, elasticity, scratch resistance of the surfaces and applied coatings are determined. By non-destructive methods, thicknesses of the conductive and non-conductive coatings on iron or non-iron substrates are measured, and by destructive methods thickness of the conductive coatings on metal surfaces are measured. UV light permeability and tearing resistance of textile materials are measured. Carbon and Sulphur values of metals are determined.

Related Industry

Metal, wood, glass, plastic, textile, ceramic, composite, casting, concrete,  paint and coating industry