SP has an extensive resource for coatings/paints. Some 50 employees are working with these materials and we have lots of instruments and equipment at our disposal.

We offer contract research, technical evaluation, failure investigations and development in the area of coatings. We will help you in applications such as offshore, corrosion protection, automotive coatings, wood stains and coatings for concrete. We have an especially strong position in:

• Surface Analysis
• Formulation
• Film Formation
• Durability and Ageing
• Surface Modification
• Water Transport in Wood
• Service Life Prediction
• Analysis using Depth Profile

SCC - Scandinavian Coatings Center

Scandinavian Coatings Center was formed in conjunction with the merger between SP, SP Trä and YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry.Read more...


Evaluation of quality and durability of easy-clean surfaces by new robust analysis methodologyRead more...

The Eco-label The Flower

SP helps companies to obtain the eco-label The Flower by carrying out required tests. The certificate itself is issued by SIS Miljömärkning (in Sweden).Read more...
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

The RISE institutes SP, Innventia and Swedish ICT have merged in order to become a stronger research and innovation partner for businesses and society.
During 2017 will be one of several websites within RISE. Please visit for more information about RISE.