Performance testing of coatings

We provide powerful analysis capability for the characterization of surfaces, coatings and the boundary layer.

We determine coating performance in many different ways.

Mechanical testing
  • Abrasion
  • Adhesion
  • Scratch resistance
  • Hardness tests
Optical measurements

We assess visual performance by for instance optical measurements, such as gloss and color measurements. One example of such a test is hiding power.

Chemical resistance

We also determine chemical resistance of a coating according to both international standards, company specifications and tailor made test programs.

Related Information



Business Areas

RISE Bioscience and Materials


Contact Persons

Beatrice Heale

Phone: +46 10 516 54 64

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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