Paint, Printing & Coatings
Treatment of surfaces can serve a number of different purposes, from cosmetic coloration, protecting the substrate from chemical or abrasive damage, or modifying the surface properties of the material to increase or remove friction or tack. EMSL offers services to test the bulk thermal and mechanical properties of coatings, (pre or post application). We provide micro-analytical examination of composition and construction of pigments, fillers, additives, and binders. Aging, outgassing, and wear studies can also be designed to answer questions about the long-term viability of coatings. Our specialty micro-analysis services can be tailored to answer whatever questions you may have about a wide variety of coating and paint materials.