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Laboratory services

Wiebke Schmid
Dipl. Engineer. (FH)
Director of laboratory management

Tel. +49 7171 10407-51
Fax +49 7171 10407-50
Mobile +49 151 46136991
schmid[at]ifo-gmbh.de

Laboratory services

At our institute, all coatings and coating systems can be tested: Technological, chemical and physical investigations are as much a part of our service portfolio as our variety of corrosion rate tests. Our work focuses on component testing during production and the assessment of damage claims and causes of defects. Here our customers value our flexible working, quick response times and our highly qualified laboratory team. For information about the accredited testing methods according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 please refer to the Annex of the accreditation certificate.

Services offered *

 

  • Wet-chemical analyses and methods
  • Electro-chemical measurements
  • Photometric rules
  • UV/VIS and fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) and optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
  • FT-IR spectroscopy
  • Chromatographic methods
  • DSC analysis
  • Gravimetric analysis
  • Residual dirt analysis
  • Scanning electron microscopy (REM) in combination with energy dispersive microanalysis (EDX)
  • Hardness testing
  • Layer thickness measurement
  • Gloss level
  • Colorimetry
  • Cross-cut adhesion testing
  • Surface roughness measurement
  • Abrasion testing
  • Dye spot testing
  • Friction testing
  • Metallography
  • Stereo microscopic examinations
  • Quantitative and qualitative microstructure examinations
  • Tensile strength testing
  • Light fastness testing
  • Accelerated weathering test and xenon testing
  • Environmental testing DIN EN 60068
  • Resistance testing (standards as indicated)
  • Corrosion testing (standards as indicated)
  • Climate change testing as per VDA 621-415 and VDA 233-102 (new)
  • RoHS Declaration of conformity
  • Testing facility for coatings and pre-treatments
  • Powder application
  • Liquid paint application