Laboratory service

Testing of paints, coatings and waterproofing products

Ensayos a pinturas, revestimientos e impermeabilizantes

We characterise and assess paints and coatings to guarantee their reliability and ensure the product’s useful life. We provide comprehensive Quality Control and Performance Assessment (UNE, EN, ISO, ASTM, BS etc.).

We also work in the field of compulsory and voluntary certification.

Our laboratories have the infrastructure required to carry out the following tests:

Physical – Chemical and Durability Tests:

  • Determination of the tensile properties, elasticity, impact, abrasion, bending, colour, brightness; permeability to CO2, water vapour, liquid water, adherence by traction and cross cutting.
  • Slippage Tests UNE 41901
  • Exposure to fluorescent UV lamps UNE-EN ISO 16474-2; ASTM G154; UNE-EN 927-6
  • Exposure to xenon-arc lamps UNE-EN ISO 16474-3
  • Tests to determine the corrosion protection of steel structures UNE-EN ISO 12944-6 and UNE-EN ISO 12944-9
  • Salt fog tests UNE-EN ISO 9227; ASTMB 117; UNE-EN 60068-2-11; UNE-EN 60068-2-52
  • Resistance to humidity tests UNE-EN ISO 6270-1, UNE-EN ISO 6270-2
  • Humidity, temperature and thermal shock climatic tests
  • Natural exposure tests

Optical Characteristics

  • Determination of the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) ASTM E903 and ASTM C1371 a (2010) e1

Identification Tests:

  • Analysis of VOCs ISO 16000, UNE-EN ISO 11890-2

Fire Performance Tests:

  • Reaction, resistance to fire
  • Smoke toxicity

Biological Tests:

  • Bactericide, algaecide and fungicide efficacy tests
  • Antifouling paint tests

Aimed at:

  • Manufacturing of components for the automotive, naval, electrical and railway sectors…
  • Manufacturers of:
    • Construction products (profiles, panels, façades, doors, furniture, floors, etc.)
    • Coatings
    • Industrial products and components
    • Raw materials
    • Signage products
    • Children’s products

Certifications and Accreditations

-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the materials sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE063
Laboratorio autorizado por AIRBUS para ensayos de control de baños de tratamiento superficial y materiales metálicos
AIRBUS authorised laboratory for control testing of surface treatment plating and metallic materials.
NADCAP MTL accreditation for Materials Testing
Nadcap accreditation for chemical processes
NADCAP MTL accreditation for Materials Testing
Nadcap accreditation for material testing
Laboratorio autorizado por la ESA (Agencia Espacial Europea) para “SMT Microsectioning” según ECSS-ST-Q-70-38
European Space Agency (ESA) authorised laboratory for SMT Microsectioning in accordance with ECSS-ST-Q-70-38.
Organismo de Evaluación Técnica (OET) para la emisión de documentos de Evaluación Técnica Europea (ETE) para los Productos de Construcción
Technical Assessment Body (TAB) for issuing European Technical Assessments (ETAs) for Construction Products.
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