Decoral Lab

Insights on our R&D department

The quality of our products is certified by lab tests and on-going control
during the production phase.
Decoral® R&D department is always focused on the development of durable products,
with particular attention to environment and human health.

Colour

Colour

Determination of colour differences between paints using a spectrophotometer
(ISO 7724-3:1984)

Adhesion

Adhesion

Determination of paint adhesion
(UNI EN ISO 2409: 2007)

Gloss

Gloss

Determination of paint gloss value
(UNI EN ISO 2813:2001)

Hardness

Hardness

Determination of paint hardness
(UNI EN ISO 2815:2005; ISO 15184:1998)

Resistance to humidity

Resistance to humidity

Determination
of paint resistance to humidity
(UNI EN ISO 6270-1:2001)

Accelerated weathering

Accelerated weathering

Aging and exposure to laboratory
light sources using Q-Sun 3000
and Solarbox (ISO 16474-2)

Resistance to corrosion

Resistance to corrosion

Assessment of paint resistance
to corrosion in aggressive artificial
atmospheres (UNI EN ISO 9227)

Mass variation

Mass variation

Determination of coating mass changes as a function of temperature and time using the thermogravimetric method

Bend

Bend

Bend test (EN ISO 1519)


Visual comparison

Visual comparison

Visual comparison of paints and decorations using artificial light sources in a standard booth
(UNI EN ISO 3668:2002)

Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis of paints
using a calorimeter (DSC)

Natural exposure

Natural exposure

Natural exposure in Florida (USA)
and in our premises
(ASTM G147-2009; ASTM G7-2005)

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