Surface Technology

Surface protection, corrosion and durability - We offer you analysis, technical assessment and research.

For automotive coatings the optical properties are
important, for example gloss. 

At the section for Surface Technology we work with virtually all types of products and materials, with focus on coatings (protective, decorative), polymers, metals, paper, printers, microfilm. We work with research, technical evaluation/testing, product development and test program design.

Technology areas

The technology areas where we have cutting-edge expertise are:

  • Service life prediction
  • Weathering resistance
  • Accelerated corrosion tests and methodologies
  • Archive durability
  • Abrasion and scratch resistance
Bresle method

We also sell equipment for field assesment of surface cleanliness according to the Bresle method, follow the link under "Services" in the right margin.

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...
Environmental durability test

Environmental durability

The Environmental Durability Section performs tests and evaluations of systems, equipment, apparatus and components in respect of their climatic and mechanical environmental resistance.Read more...

Certified products

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