Testing & analysis

We have the facilities to offer to our customers a wide range of testing and analysis on resins and coatings.


We are engaged in a partnership with the Coating Research Institute – CoRI – to offer you a wide spectre of analyses and tests on paints, raw materials and substrates in accordance with international standards.
Watch this video presentation of CoRI to have a brief overview of their activities.

These services are highly appreciated by paint and resin manufacturers but are also available to professional consumers willing to develop deeper in-house knowledge and understanding.

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Together with Efectis France, we are able to provide to paint manufacturers testing and certifying services for their coatings following European, US, U-K and Australian standards.

We can test the reaction and resistance to fire of coatings used in the construction and oil & gas industries. Efectis is also one of the few organization able to carry out Jet Fire tests according to ISO 22899-1.

More information can be found in this presentation.

The CoRI is an EN ISO 17025 accredited laboratory for more than 20 tests and analyses as for example for the determination of VOC according ISO 11890-2 & ASTM D 2369. It has therefore the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. CoRI is recognized by Qualisurfal for testing coatings on aluminium and steel according to Qualicoat & Quali Steel Coat and for anodized aluminiums following Qualanod.
Since 2014, the CoRI is qualified as an official inspection body for the ECCAEuropean Coil Coating Association – Premium label for coil coating application on steel and aluminium.

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CoRI is recognized by the European Committee to realize the tests following the Commission Decision 13.8.2008 in the aim to obtain Ecolabel  for paints and varnish for inside and outside applications.



The laboratory is recognized by Copro for testing on beads and granulates used in road marking paints and also for those type of paints.


Norm Description
ISO 9227
Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres – Salt spray tests
ISO 2360
ISO 2808 – Method 7C/7D

Measurement of coating thickness – Amplitude-sensitive eddy-current method
Non-conductive coatings on non-magnetic electrically conductive basis materials

ISO 2815 Buchholz indentation test
ISO 1519 Bend test (cylindrical mandrel)
ISO 3231
DIN 50018
Determination of resistance to humid atmospheres containing sulfur dioxide
ISO 2813 Determination of gloss value at 20 degrees, 60 degrees and 85 degrees
ISO 1520 Cupping test
ISO 2409
ASTM D 3359
Cross-cut test
ASTM D 2794
ISO 6272-1
ISO 6272-2
Rapid-deformation (impact resistance) tests – Part 1 and 2
Qualicoat § 2.14 Polymerisation
Qualicoat § 2.11 Resistance to corrosion
Qualicoat § 3.2 Pretreatment
Qualicoat § 2.16 Resistance to boiling water
ISO 2591-1 Granularity
ISO 787-9 Determination of pH value of an aqueous suspension
ADTM D 2369 Standard Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings
ISO 11890-2 Determination of volatile organic compound (VOC) content –
Part 2: Gas-chromatographic method
ISO 2811-1 Determination of density – Part 1: Pyknometer method
ISO 3251 Determination of non-volatile-matter content
EN 1423 – Annex D Determination of quality
ISO 6270-2 – CH Method Determination of resistance to humidity Part 2: Procedure for exposing test specimens in
condensation-water atmospheres
ISO 3210 Assessment of quality of sealed anodic oxidation coatings by measurementof the loss of
mass after immersion in phosphoric acid/chromic acid solution
EN 12206-1 Resistance to mortar
EN 1423 – Annex B Chemical resistance of glass beams
ISO 11507 – Method A specifies exposure conditions for paint coatings exposed to artificial weathering
in apparatus including fluorescent UV lamps and condensation or water spray
EN 12802 Internal method to identify and determine organic and inorganic components.
(Identification by IR spectrophotometry)


Description Norm
Adhesion by pull-off strength method ASTM D 4541
ISO 4624
Adhesion by cross cut tape test ASTM D 3359
ISO 2409
Gloss ASTM D 523
ISO 2813
Dry film thickness ISO 2808
ISO 2360
Scratch resistance following Clemen ISO 1518
Hardness tests Buchholz hardness ISO 2815
Pendulum hardness ISO 1522
Pencil hardness ASTM D 3363
Resistance to rapid deformation ISO 6272-1 /2
ASTM D 2794
Resistance to liquids ISO 2812 Parts 1 to 5
Elasticity tests Erichsen indentation test ISO 1520
Conical Mandrel Test ASTM D 522
Cylindrical Mandrel Test ASTM D 522 & ISO 1519
Ageing tests Resistance to neutral salt spray ASTM B 117 – ISO 9227 – Method NSS
Resistance to acid salt spray ISO 9227 – Method ASS
Resistance to continuous condensation ISO 6270-2
Resistance to humid atmospheres containing sulphur dioxide ISO 3231 – DIN 50018
Resistance to UV-light ISO 11507
Exposure to artificial radiation – filtered Xenon-arc radiation ISO 11341
Cyclic tests with different combinations of temperature and humidity
Colour measurements ISO 7724 Parts 1 to 3
Water vapour permeability ASTM D 1653
ISO 7783
Resistance to humid frictions ISO 11998
ASTM D 24860
Liquid water permeability EN 1062-3
Abrasion resistance ASTM D 4060
Electrochemical analyses
Chemical analyses Spectrophotometer UV visible and near Infra Red
Spectrophotometer FTIR
Contact angle determination
Physico-chemical propreties
Scanning Electron Microscopy SEM JSM-7600F
Thermal analyses Thermogravimetry (TGA)
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
Thermomechanical (TMA)
Dynamic thermomechanical analyses (DMTA)


Title Description
VOC ISO 11890-2
ASTM D 2369
Fineness & Dispersion ASTM D 1210
ISO 1524
Hiding Power / Spreading Rate ISO 6504-3
Drying Time ISO 9117-3
ASTM D 5895
ASTM D1640
SAG Resistance ASTM D 4400
Viscosity Flow time by using flow cups ( ASTM D 1525 / DIN 53 244 / ASTM D 1200 )
Stormer-Krebs ( ASTM D 562 )
Brookfield viscosity ( ASTM D 2196 )
Pot life Visual
By measuring viscosity
Non-volatile matter content by weight ISO 3251
Density ISO 2811-1
Flash Point ASTM D 6450

Pigments and fillers can be qualitatively characterized by IR-FT and RX-emission:

The IR spectrophotometry allows the determination of the nature of the pigments and fillers. The spectra are taken in transmission and compared to a database.

IR spectrophotometry

The RX-emission can identify the elements present as an aid to the interpretation of IR spectra. As this RX detector is coupled to an electron microscope, it is possible to provide a mapping to visualize the distribution of the pigments in a paint system as shown on the picture below.

rx emission


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