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Paint and Coatings Laboratory Services

Paint and Coatings Laboratory

KTA’s coatings laboratory provides paint, corrosion and material testing services including paint failure investigations, compositional analysis, accelerated weathering, cyclic corrosion testing, abrasive performance, and other physical testing. Conducted by scientists and chemists, these comprehensive services provide clients with independent, accurate analyses of coating problems, and advance the industry’s understanding of the performance characteristics of protective coatings and abrasive media. Accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 (Testing Cert. #2455.01), KTA’s Coating Laboratory is the premier provider of forensic evaluations, a veritable ‘CSI’ of coating system failure investigations.

KTA’s analytical laboratory draws upon an array of sophisticated instrumentation including a scanning electron microscope (SEM/EDS), ion chromatograph (IC), high pressure liquid chromatograph (HPLC), gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC-MS), Fourier transform infrared (IR) spectrometer, optical digital 3-D microscopes with microphotography capabilities, and differential scanning calorimeter. KTA’s materials testing laboratory draws upon accelerated weathering testing equipment and houses a complete supply of test panels and surface preparation and coating application facilities including a walk-in abrasive blast cleaning room. For more information on KTA’s Laboratory services, click on any of the links below:


Rob Leggat

Rob Leggat
412-788-1300 Ext. 176