Test Lab Services

Crafting designer paints and coatings to meet or exceed our customer’s stringent requirements is at the core of what we do at U.S. Paint. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art testing equipment, and a team of chemists and other analytical specialists. We’ve years of experience not only testing to OEMs most rigorous standards, but also helping manufacturers develop applicable and meaningful performance standards.

Extensive Testing Capabilities

Our customers appreciate and enjoy the extensive testing capabilities of U.S. Paint to help them design parts and units that meet and exceed the needs of their own customers.

Some of our testing capabilities include:

Physical Property Testing

  • Various Tape Adhesion
  • VWR Scientific Water Bath
  • Taber 710 Multi Finger Scratch/Mar Tester
  • Taber 5130 Rotary Abraser w/Scuffing Attachment Option
  • Atlas CM-5 Crockmeter
  • Cylindrical and Conical Mandrels
  • Gardner Impact Tester
  • Drop Chipping
  • Q-Lab Q-Panel Gravelometer
  • Fuel Immersion and Spot Testing
  • Chemical Immersion and Spot Testing
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Infrared Spectral Analysis
  • Various Viscosity Analysis

Advanced Analysis

  • Keyence Computerized Microscopic Defect Evaluation

Accelerated Weather Testing

  • Atlas Ci 4000 Xenon Weatherometer
  • Carbon-Arc
  • Q-Lab Q-Sun XE-3 Xenon Weatherometer
  • Q-Lab QUV Weatherometers

Environmental Testing

  • Water Immersion
  • Environmental Cycle Testing
  • AutoTech Salt Fog/Humidity Chamber
  • Atlas Fogging/Humidity Chamber
  • Blue M Environmental Chambers
  • Thermostatic Chamber