Paints, Coatings & Sealers
CTLGroup’s organic chemists and materials scientists have a broad experience with coatings applications across a variety of markets. Our laboratory provides 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.
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CTLGroup has expertise with specialty coatings, thin-films, advanced coating materials such as nanomaterials, graphene, and emerging smart technologies.
Test capabilities include:
- Abrasion resistance
- Accelerated weathering
- 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
Both routine test methods (e.g. ASTM methods) as well as tests methods can be developed for specialized tasks, such as freeze thaw testing of coatings for individual building components, can be performed.
Paints, Coatings & Sealers Testing
|ASTM C1583||Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Concrete Surfaces and the Bond Strength|
|ASTM D1653||Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films|
|ASTM D4541||Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers|
|ASTM D7234||Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coatings on Concrete Using Portable Pull-Off Adhesion Testers|
|ASTM E96||Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials|
|ASTM F3010||Standard Practice for Two-Component Resin Based Membrane-Forming Moisture Mitigation Systems for Use Under Resilient Floor Coverings|
|ASTM C856||Standard Practice for Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete (or Stucco)|
|ASTM D 1653||Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films|
|NCHRP Report 244||Series II Water Absorption, Water Vapor Transmission and Chloride Intrusion|
|ASTM E 514||Standard Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry|
|ASTM D 2369||Volatile Content of Coatings|
|ASTM D 5095||Determination of the Nonvolatile Content in Silanes, Siloxanes and Silane-Siloxane Blends used in Masonry Water Repellent Treatments|
|Chemical Analysis by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy|
|Polymer Identification by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy|
|Thermal Gravimetric Analyses (TGA)|
|Differential Scanning Calorimetry Analysis (DSC)|