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FROM THE LAB: WHERE SUPPLIER AND CUSTOMER IDEAS COME TOGETHER TO BRING INNOVATION TO THE END USER.
INNOVATION CENTER
Our goals are to shorten product development time, reduce costs, and provide proof of product performance. Currently, the lab is focused on three specific areas:
Latex Paint Formula Development and Optimization
We develop optimized formulations that balance cost and performance

1. Complete formula development with targeted cost-performance balance
2. Comprehensive lab reports
3. Optimized dispersions
4. Hiding, tint strength optimization – TiO2, OP, Extenders, Dispersants
5. Color Acceptance
6. Resistance property improvements
7. Low and/or zero VOC developments
8. Open time
9. Designed rheology
10. Exterior durability improvements
11. Optimizing foam control
12. Elastomeric roof coatings
13. Corrosion resistance
14. Odor evaluations
15. South Florida exposure site collaboration

Independent Third-Party Evaluations
We offer an objective analysis of the customer’s products – an expert’s second opinion – as well as an insight into alternative technologies and a wider range of products used.

Paint and Coatings performance evaluations:

  • Stability
  • Solids
  • Hiding
  • Tint Strength
  • Color Touch Up
  • Brush Application Properties
  • Scrub Resistance
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Water Resistance
  • Dirt Pick-up Resistance
  • Open Time
  • Weight Per Gallon
  • Viscosity (KU, Brookfield, ICI)
  • Gloss
  • Color Acceptance
  • Adhesion
  • Roller Application Properties
  • Block Resistance
  • Burnish Resistance
  • QUV Accelerated Weather
  • Stain Resistance


Elastomeric Roof Coating Evaluations

We ensure that products already in use or considered for potential use pass ASTM 6083 standards.

  • Dirt-pick up resistance
  • Perms
  • Water Absorption
  • Solids
  • Water ponding resistance
  • Adhesion
  • Stability
  • Cool roof systems