Surface Technology

Technical Equipment

Coating laboratory with diverse application procedures

  • Climate-controlled spray booth
  • FANUC paint robots  (flow-coating, airless, airmix and electrostatic)
  • Bürkle roll coating machine
  • Automatic film applicator
  • Diverse paint spraying devices (airless, airmix, HVLP)
  • Airless, airmix and electrostatic

Paint drying

  • Combinable UV/IR/convection dryer
  • UV laboratory dryer

Analytics

  • ATR-FT/IR spectrometer
  • UV-VIS spectrometer
  • Rotation rheometer (viscosity, rheology)
  • DMA thermal analysis (incl. Young’s modulus, loss modulus, glass temperature)
  • Particle size measuring device, zeta potential
  • Gradient kiln for determination of the minimum film-forming temperature
  • Tensiometer
  • HPLC, GPC
  • Reflected light, transmitted light and fluorescence microscopes
  • FTIR microscope

Artificial and natural weathering

  • Weathering station (45° and 90° south, 90° north) e.g. in accordance with DIN EN 927, EN ISO 2810 and ISO 16053
  • Weather station
  • QUV / spray device e.g. in accordance with DIN EN 927-6, ASTM D-4587 and ISO 11507
  • Xenon flatbed device (SUNTEST XXL+) in accordance with DIN EN 4892-2, DIN EN ISO 11341, DIN EN 15187, VW PV 3929 and VW PV 3930
  • Sun tester

Devices and testing equipment

  • Zwick® 100 testing machine with tempering chamber
  • BYK® color-guide gloss in accordance with ISO 7724
  • BYK® micro-TRI-gloss in accordance with DIN EN ISO 2813
  • DeFelsko® Adhesion Tester
  • DeFelsko® ultrasonic measuring device for non-destructive layer-thickness measurement
  • Climatic and drying chambers