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laboratory for paint testing

how KSI assures the quality of our coatings

Sheets and assembly components from the powder coating, CDP painting and coil coating areas undergo various paint tests in our own testing laboratory.

We have all established types of tests available:

Coating thickness determination ...

... according to DIN EN ISO 2178, DIN EN ISO 2360 and ECCA T1

Optical assessments:

  • Gloss degree measurements according to DIN EN ISO 2813, DIN 67 530, ASTM D523, ECCA T2
  • Color measurements according to ISO 7724, EN 1396 (Cielab- and Hunter color room), ECCA T3

Increasingly, tests especially for the high quality standards of OEMs are being conducted.

With our modern lab technology we can conduct all important tests in-house on prototypes, and run quality assurance checks during serial production.

mechanische Belastungen:

  • Cross-cut test according to DIN EN ISO 2409
  • Pencil hardness according to DIN EN 13523-4, ECCA T4
  • Impact test according to DIN EN ISO 6272, ASTM D 2794, ECCA T5
  • Mandrel bend test according to DIN EN ISO 1519
  • T-bend test according to DIN EN ISO 17132, ECCA T7

Corrosion Tests:

  • Salt-spray mist resistance DIN EN ISO 9227 NSS, ECCA T8
  • Condensation-fluctuating climate (VDA fluctuation test, VDA 621-415)
  • Condensation-steady climate test according to DIN EN ISO 6270-2, ECCA T9
  • Resistance in water immersion according to DIN EN ISO 2812-2
  • Weather-resistance and QUV test according to ECCA T10

This is how KSI ensures the high quality of the different coatings!