Coating Testing

Coating Testing

Micom Laboratories Inc. offers coating testing services for a wide range of materials and products. Whether your products are intended for the aerospace, automotive or manufacturing industry, Micom offers you the necessary coating testing services to satisfy your needs and those of your customers. Whether it is for temperature and humidity cycling, ultraviolet exposurecorrosion testing or mechanical properties, our experts will be happy to help you put together a meaningful test plan that will address your needs and give you real answers.

The coating testing services we offer, such as ASTM D1654, will allow you to insure your product will perform as you need it to. Many tests often need to be done to insure that all aspects of a coating’s mechanical properties are covered. Depending on your specific needs, not all of these tests are a must; please feel free to contact our experts, they will be happy to discuss your needs and suggest what are the tests you ought to consider; contact us.


Salt Spray – ASTM B-117 Fluorescent Light Exposure ASTM G154
Conical MandrelASTM D-522 Xenon Arc ExposureASTM G155
Specular Gloss – ASTM D-523 Salt Spray – Acidic ASTM G-85
Moisture absorption – ASTM D-570 Combined corrosion and UV – ASTM D5894
Coating Film thickness – ASTM D-1196 Indoor UV Exposure SAE J-2412
Friction Coefficient – ASTM D-1894 Outdoor UV Exposure SAE J-2527
Hardness – ASTM D-2240 SAE J14563
Color Measurement – ASTM D-2244 MIL STD 202
Impact – ASTM D-2794 MIL STD 810
Adhesion – ASTM D-3359 MIL STD 883
Scratch Resistance – ASTM D-3363 Salt Spray GM 4298P
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D-4060  Salt Spray ISO 7253
AATCC 16.3  AATCC 169


Other related test methods:

For additional test methods related to surface coatings; please see Polymer Testing, Accelerated Aging or ASTM.

We also invite you to download our PDF on the true color measurement: What is the difference between the “true” color of an item and its “perceived” color (by the human eye)?

We also invite you to download our brochure to learn more about our Paint, Coating and Polymer testing services.