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Our expert staff have the specialized instrumentation it takes to tackle just about any challenge. Every day we’re conducting physical and performance tests for viscosity, weight solids, pH, gloss, weight per gallon and more. Sandstrom also performs accelerated testing of cured coatings such as ASTM B117 Salt Spray and ASTM G-154 QUV Exterior Durability Testing. You can have complete confidence in our lab capabilities and the expertise of the Sandstrom lab services staff. 

  • Accelerated Stability

Hot Box Aging based on Customer Requirements
Freeze Thaw Resistance 

  • Adhesion

Adhesion of Solid Film Lubricants – ASTM D2510
Measuring Adhesion By Tape Test – ASTM D3359
Adhesion of Gasket Materials to Metal Surfaces – ASTM F607

  • Chemical Resistance

Assessing  the Solvent Resistance of Organic Coatings Using Solvent Rubs – ASTM D5402
Chemical and Fluid Resistance – ASTM D2510 Procedure C
Chemical testing to customer Requirements by either Chemical Immersion, or Chemical Spot Testing

  • Coating Application

Assessing  the Solvent Resistance of Organic Coatings Using Solvent Rubs – ASTM D5402
Chemical and Fluid Resistance – ASTM D2510 Procedure C
Chemical testing to customer Requirements by either Chemical Immersion, or Chemical Spot Testing

  • Color

Datacolor 800 for Color Matching and Color Development

  • Conductivity

Coating Conductivity per Mil-P-82646A Section 4.7.5

  • Corrosion Resistance

Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus – ASTM B117
Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments – ASTM D1654
Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces – ASTM D610, and Adjunct 610
Corrosion Characteristics of Solid Film Lubricants – ASTM D2649
Filiform Corrosion Testing of Organic Coatings on Metal – ASTM D2803
Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints ASTM – D714
Sulfurous Acid Salt Spray – Federal Test 791C Method 5331.1

  • Density

Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products – ASTM D1475

  • Exterior Durability

Exterior Panel Rack for Exposure
Standard Test Methods for Evaluating the Degree of Chalking of Exterior Paint Films -  ASTM D4214
Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Nonmetalic Materials – ASTM G154
Conducting Tests on Paint and Related Coatings and Materials Using a Fluorescent UV-Condensing Light - and Water - Exposure Apparatus – ASTM D4587

  • Gloss

Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss – ASTM D523

  • Grind

Fineness of Dispersion of Pigment-Vehicle Systems by Hegmen-Type Gage – ASTM D1210

  • Hardness/Toughness/Flexibility

Film Hardness by Pencil Test – ASTM D3363
Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser - ASTM D4060
Thermal Shock Sensitivity of Solid Film Lubricants – ASTM D2511
Coating Flexibility of Prepainted Sheets – ASTM D4145

  • Lubricity

Endurance (Wear) Life and Load-Carrying Capacity of Solid Film Lubricants (Falex Pin and Vee Method) – ASTM D2625
ASTM D2714 Test Method for Calibration and Operation of the Falex Block-On-Ring Friction and Wear Testing Machine

  • pH

pH of Aqueous Solutions With the Glass Electrode – ASTM E70

  • Sag Resistance

Sag Resistance of Paints Using a Multinotch Applicator  - ASTM D4400

  • % Solids

Standard Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings – ASTM D2369

  • Viscosity

Viscosity by Ford Viscosity Cup - ASTM D1200
Viscosity by Dip-Type Viscosity Cups – ASTM D4214
Rheological Properties of Non-Newtonian Materials by Rotational (Brookfield type) Viscometer - ASTM D2196
Consistency of Paints Using the Stormer Viscometer – ASTM D562

  • Volatile Organic Content

Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings – ASTM D3960

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