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

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Coating failure due to blistering

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