Support in the R&D stage for the automotive industry

In research and development, you often need more information about why and how coatings degrade. Moreover, you want the results as fast as possible. Beside the standard accelerated corrosion tests, METALogic therefore also offers self-developed test methods to reduce testing time. These test methods use anodic and/or cathodic polarization steps to further accelerate the standard corrosion tests and expose defects in the coating even faster (up to 20 times).

SUPPORT IN THE R&D STAGE

With regard to the evaluation of the coating, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can be used on top of standard evaluations to analyze the barrier properties, water uptake and ion permeability. By means of cross-section analysis with light optical microscopy or scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coating defects or coating failure is examined at high magnifications. We also include EDX analysis (elemental analysis) and FTIR-spectroscopy in the mix when chemical degradation of the coating needs to be investigated.

Read more about electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)

The advantages of support in the R&D stage

  • Higher acceleration factor in corrosion tests by use of electrochemical cycles
  • Better understanding of coating degradation by use of EIS, cross-section analysis, SEM-EDX and FTIR-spectroscopy

Contract research

We offer contract research for project research related to materials, coatings and materials degradation in general. Depending on the nature of the problem, METALogic assigns a team of engineers to the [...]

Materials selection

Based on our specific knowledge and many years of experience in corrosion studies, corrosion testing and failure analyses METALogic can assist you in selecting the most appropriate material for your [...]

(Cyclic) salt spray tests

Traditionally coatings are tested by subjecting them to an aggressive environment. This is for example the case in the neutral salt spray test (ISO 9227 NSS or ASTM B117). In this test coatings are exposed [...]

Failure analysis

Our team of experts have in-depth knowledge and many years of experience in failure analysis and is supported by state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories. METALogic goes to the limit to solve your [...]

Coating tests

With regard to coating testing METALogic offers several atmospheric corrosion tests, immersion tests and electrochemical tests. Whether it is about testing of coating quality or comparison of different [...]

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