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Chemical resistance test is used to evaluate the resistance of coatings to various test liquids. The test is carried out by immersing samples in the test chemicals or spot tests as per the test standard requirement. The test methods cover determination of the effect of various chemicals on coatings, resulting in any objectionable alteration in the surface, such as discoloration, change in gloss, blistering, softening, swelling, loss of adhesion or special phenomena.

Test Capabilities:

  • Test carried out at (23 ± 2) °C or elevated temperatures as per request
  • Typical reagents include: Distilled Water (cold or hot), Ethyl Alcohol (50% volume), Vinegar (3% acetic acid), Alkali Solution, Acid Solution, Soap Solution, Detergent Solution, Lighter Fluid and Other Volatile Reagents, Oils and Fats (Butter, margarine, lard, shortening, vegetable oils, etc.), Beverages (Coffee, Tea, Cocoa), Lubricating Oils and Greases, Other Reagents (as agreed upon between the purchaser and the seller)

Test Methods:

  • API RP 5L7 Appendix 12
  • Saudi Aramco 09-SAMSS-089 Appendix A Para. 2.8
  • ASTM D543
  • ASTM G20
  • ASTM D1308
Typical Setup for Chemical Resistance testing using a 3.0 L reactor