Applications

General Industrial Coatings Marine Coatings Offshore Coatings Tank Coatings Water and Wastewater Coatings Pipeline Coatings Architectural Coatings Infrastructure Coatings Fabricated Metal Product Coatings Packaging Coatings Automotive Coatings Military Coatings Power Generation and Transmission Coatings Composite Coatings Powder Coatings Functional Coatings

Laboratory Testing

Field Inspection

Product Quality Control

Raising the bar of coating durability

With QCQ, we capture the SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PATTERNS OF BARRIER COATING BEHAVIOR that are a key to coatings ability to uphold as the first line of defense against coating defects and coating failure.

Our coating testing and inspection protocols produce INSTANT OR SHORT-TERM COATING RESPONSES to forced, accelerated and natural wetting and temperature changes.

In answer to specific requests, we develop CUSTOMIZED SYSTEMS  AND PROCESSES for monitoring changes in coating behavior relevant to coating application.

We provide continuous support to maximize the benefits of QCQ technology and ensure uninterrupted inflow of information that HELPS ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN RELIABILITY of coating systems.

Laboratory Testing

QCQ testing in the laboratory is used to quantify coating degradation under accelerated exposure, to quantitatively resolve between paints of various qualities or to quantitatively rate application practices. The measurement is made on samples briefly removed from the accelerated exposure area for the purpose of measurement. The test complies with HRN EN ISO 16773 with an alternative cell set-up envisaged by the standard.

Field Inspection

QCQ inspection is used to detect early signs of coating degradation and to indicate critical coating quality areas with potentially limited coating durability. It can be used to evaluate the serviceability and to assist in the decision to renew, repair or extend the life of the coating system. It is also suitable for newly applied systems to confirm coating quality and standard of application practice.

Product Quality Control

QCQ can be used for quality control of coated products, especially for product parts that are known to be particularly susceptible to degradation or after intentional or unintentional changes in production parameters that may have affected the coating quality.  QCQ can support the choice of optimal coating solutions for various applications.