Paint and coating testing is a critical part of product evaluation for a variety of components and materials. Our experts help ensure that you have the correct coatings for your products, helping them withstand even the most extreme environments.

Element offers a full range of coating testing services, from lab testing to engineering support to research and development. We can assist with a wide range of projects, including compliance testing, failure analysis, process evaluation, chemical analysis and deformulation, hardness, adhesion strength, material selection, and consulting projects. 

The Element Advantage

From oil and gas to transportation, we have dedicated industry experts ready to help solve your toughest coating challenges. We can replicate extremes in temperature, humidity, and pressure to simulate real-world conditions. 

In addition to testing per some of the world’s most rigorous standards, we can work with you to design and implement customized coating testing plans. With a global platform of paint and coating labs, we can assist with projects around the world.

For more information about our coating testing services, or to request a quote, contact an expert today. 

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Element's Paint and Coating Testing Services

Element's coating labs specialize in detecting potential problems before the become costly failures. Our experts can help you determine what test types are appropriate for your products. 

We can perform a full suite of test types, including:

Physical Properties Testing

Element paint testing labs help manufacturers evaluate their paint or coating products' properties and performance potential. Tests and capabilities include: 

Accelerated Weathering

Exposure to light, heat, humidity and other environmental conditions provides critical data for predicting paint or coating performance and lifespan. Tests and capabilities include:

Accelerated Corrosion Resistance

Protecting materials and products from corrosion is an important function for surface treatments like paints and coatings. Element’s paint testing lab experts subject samples to various corrosive environments to evaluate paint and coating performance. Tests and capabilities include: 

Environmental Exposure Testing

How will your products perform in the real world? Environmental simulation and exposure provide answers that allow manufacturers to plan for successful, cost-effective products and processes. Environmental lab tests and capabilities include: 

  • Controlled Temperature / Humidity
  • Temperatures up to 260°C (500°F) (ovens) and 1100°C (2000°F) (furnaces)
  • Subambient testing to -100°C (-150°F)
  • Chemical compatibility
  • Gravelometer testing
  • Thermal cycling
  • Thermal shock testing
  • Autoclave testing

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