Coatings, Adhesives, & Sealants

Coating system durability is dependent on the chemical and physical properties of the materials and intended application. Whether the substrate is metal, concrete, masonry, wood, or an OEM part, each coating application is unique and comes with distinct requirements and technical challenges.

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Coatings Applications

CTLGroup’s organic chemists and materials scientists have a broad experience with coatings applications across a variety of markets. Our experts provide independent, objective analysis to help answer your technical questions throughout the life cycle of a coating system.

We can help you innovate, troubleshoot, benchmark against competitors, augment quality assurance; perform chemical and physical testing, and conduct failure analysis. We can perform a variety of coatings tests using our highly specialized analytical equipment in our chemistry laboratory. CTLGroup has expertise with specialty coatings, thin-films, advanced coating materials such as nanomaterials, graphene, and emerging smart technologies.

Test Capabilities

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Accelerated weathering
  • Adhesion
  • Alkali resistance
  • Chloride ion diffusion
  • Chemical and acid resistance
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Color testing
  • Corrosion and chemical resistance
  • Hardness and impact resistance
  • Product stability and aging
  • Solar reflective index
  • Spectroscopic and thermal characterization (FTIR, SEM, XRD. XRF, TGA, DSC)
  • Viscosity characterization
  • Water penetration
  • Water vapor transmission

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