Laboratory Testing & Failure Investigation

ist2_5611884-paint-lab SQM specialises in the investigation of on-site coating and flooring failures such as adhesion testing, pores in the coating, viscosity and specific gravity and surface preparation.

In addition to our on-site failure investigation services, SQM can supplement our investigation with additional laboratory testing and analysis of paint and flooring systems.

These laboratory tests/analysis include:

  • Measurement of each individual layer of paint
  • Paint formulation analysis
  • Lead content
  • Slip resistance
  • Viscosity
  • Adhesion resistance
  • Hardness testing
  • Anti-static properties
  • Moisture content
  • Colour fastness
  • Weathering Tests

Coating Failure
Investigation into the cause of failure of coating materials

Coating failure due to blistering

Paint flakes showing white Zinc salts behind paint coating which caused premature failure of the paint system