"We collaborate with our customers to create the most effective and destructive environments to put your products through in order to validate performance. Our ability to think outside the realm of standard testing allows us to design testing protocols specific to your products desired performance."
KEY ASPECTS OF OUR BUSINESS
18 years experience in the coatings industry.
10 acre facility developed specifically for testing in a broad range of natural and artificial conditions.
Indoor tropical pods using fresh or sythetic sea water.
Custom and ASTM standard testing services.
NOAA data report included with natural weathering and corrosion testing.
Detailed reporting and customer support. High resolution photos.
Efficient and affordable. You lease plots/pods for testing. No individual sample pricing. This allows for numerous samples, multiple testing and guaranteed availablity.
Multiple plot/pod contracts are discounted.
INDUSTRIAL & MARINE COATINGS
Products and equipment will corrode and weather differently depending on their environment. Coastal areas experience much faster rates of corrosion than inland areas. Our unique facility allows testing of both. Our unique SynthaSea approach utilizes both outdoor and enclosed tropical environment testing utilizing ASTM D-1141-98 sea water. The facility also has a 1 acre pond and 3 streams providing fresh water.
EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS
Test your coatings on wood siding or other products against staining, mold and water resistance. We offer custom racking solutions including mock up walls, roofs and soffits built on site and installed in both open field and select wooded plots. Wooded plots consist of deciduous and evergreen trees.
Natural weathering can cause composite breakdown that would not otherwise be detected in rapid lab tests. Natural sunlight and weather exposure is paramount in determining the longevity of composites.
INDOOR TROPICAL PODS
Our indoor tropical environment testing is truly unique. Enclosed pods are kept at a balmy 85-100F and 85-90% relative humidity using either fresh water or synthetic sea water. Air circulation and scheduled open exposure to natural sunlight offers testing similar to tropical environments during peak summer months. This is a scheduled test and is available April - September only.
VIRGINIA 10 ACRE TEST SITE SPECIFICATIONS
Call for availability and pricing (434) 376-2456
Open Field Direct Sun Plots/Racks
Deciduous and Evergreen Plots/Racks
Waters Edge Partial Sun Plots/Racks
Tropical Environment Pods
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS