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We offer a large range of services for manufacturers of coatings. You can download a summary in English or in Polish for free.

Our coatings testing portfolio includes:

Volatile Organic Compounds

VOC content:

Tests for Decopaint Directive 2004/42/EC, for LEED, and for export to the USA:

  • ISO 11890-1, -2
  • CARB 2007 SCM
  • SCAQMD rules 1113 and 1168
  • SCAQMD methods 304, 303, 316
  • ASTM D2369, D3960
  • EPA method 24

VOC emissions:

Tests for European and national regulations:

  • French VOC classes "Loi Grenelle", ISO 16000
  • AgBB
  • CEN/TS 16516, EN 16402

Tests for voluntary low VOC labels / ratings and for LEED version 4:

  • CDPH method "Section 01350"
  • Blue Angel
  • EMICODE
  • Finnish M1 label
  • Danish Indoor Climate Label
  • AFSSET guideline

Pre-tests:

  • Microchamber
  • ISO 17895 in-can VOCs

Indoor air monitoring:

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Chemical Regulations

REACH:

  • Toxicological evaluation
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • SVHC testing
  • Safety gloves testing

Printing inks for packaging:

  • Photo initiators in UV curing inks, e.g. 21 compounds incl. benzophenone:
  • Global migration
  • Specific migration
  • Content

Danish MAL code:

Coatings

Performance tests:

  • Hiding power, ISO 6504
  • Colour, ISO 7724
  • Gloss, ISO 2813
  • Drying, ISO 9117
  • Wet-scrub resistance, ISO 11998
  • Abrasion, ISO 7784
  • Impact resistance, ISO 6272
  • Adhesion, ISO 4624
  • Cross-cut test, ISO 2409
  • Artificial weathering, ISO 11341

Physico-chemical tests:

  • Density, ISO 2811-1
  • Viscosity, Brookfield
  • Ash content, NF T30-012
  • Non-volatile-matter content, ISO 3251

Consumer perception:

  • Comparative evaluation of paint properties by a consumer panel

 

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Background information on VOC testing of paints and coatings: 

You can download a publication on VOC testing of paints and coatings (1.6 MB), published in edition 4/2013 of European Coatings Journal.