Laboratory service

Testing of coatings and surface treatments

Ensayos de recubrimientos y tratamientos superficiales | Servicio de laboratorio

We solve industrial problems, such as wear, erosion, ageing, corrosion or bio-fouling.

We provide support to improve the functional properties of materials and components, including: resistance to wear, rusting, optical or electrical properties. We also incorporate self-cleaning, anti-frost, anti-microbial, anti-fouling properties, etc.


We help to improve the properties of materials and components through:

  • Coating and surface modification processes specific to each industrial purpose.
  • Support in the proper selection of materials and in the application of surface treatments and/or coatings.
  • Evaluation of performance of materials under laboratory and industrial conditions.
  • Collaboration in the development of specialised equipment or support in its selection.
  • Coating and surface modification services and technology transfer.

In applications

  • Anti-corrosion coatings: aerospace, automotive applications, e.g.
  • Tribological: Hard and self-lubricating coatings, nitriding, duplex processes (space , aeronautical, engines, machining applications, etc.)
  • For aesthetic and staining protection: stripping, surface cleaning, decoration.
  • With optical properties: Customised reflectance, transmittance and absorptance (e.g. solar power).
  • With modified/functionalised surfaces: self-cleaning, hydrophobic/hydrophilic surfaces.
  • For protection against fatigue-wear: nitriding, duplex processes.
  • With electrical properties: insulators, conductive and dielectric coatings, prevention of the corona effect.
  • With biomedical properties: antimicrobial coatings

Aimed at:

  • All industries that focus on solving industrial problems such as wear, erosion, ageing, corrosion or bio-fouling, etc.,and on improving the functional properties of materials and components (electrical contact resistance, optical properties, self-cleaning, anti-frost, anti-microbial, anti-fouling, etc.).