Onsite Test Lab
Our lab sets an industry benchmark for accuracy and consistency.
As the inventors and pioneers of surface treatment technology we are aware of our obligations to the global market and have taken our commitment to a new level with the opening of a high-tech test lab facility at our headquarters in Kolding.
The test lab, which is run by our well-trained technical staff, offers a state-of-the-art facility for the printing, converting, laminating and extruding sectors of industry that need to have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of surface treatment to maximise their own commercial productivity.
In today’s ultracompetitive consumer marketplace, where manufacturers need to balance cost effectiveness with ecological considerations, the drive to develop and use new materials, inks, lacquers and converting techniques has thrown the already complex subject of surface treatment into ever sharper focus across a broad range of industrial sectors from printed packaging to electronics
Our lab sets an industry benchmark for accuracy and consistency. We have drawn from our unrivalled knowledge of surface treatment to create an environment that closely simulates commercial production. Substrates can be tested in sheets or on the roll, using either corona or plasma technology as appropriate, and the results are analysed and returned to the customer immediately.
The benefit to all who use the test lab, and that also includes the manufacturers of inks, lacquers, and substrates is that highly accurate testing can be carried out prior to committing to full scale commercial production, with the obvious reduction in both risk and cost.
By working closely in partnership with product and technology manufacturers, we can assist their own R&D departments to develop new technology in response to changes in market demand. As substrates and processes become more complex, it is vital to develop solutions that offer maximum productivity with minimum cost and low energy consumption.
Our new test lab is designed to offer an extensive range of testing and development for customers around the world, and also attract visits from technical personnel whose skill is fundamental to ensuring high productivity. By understanding the science behind surface treatment, they will be better informed of the crucial part it plays in commercial success
Test Lab capabilities
Our unique set-up allows us to test with both Corona and Plasma surface treatment. We can test rolls of film, foam, fabrics, metallised foil and paper up to 1300 mm wide and up to 3 mm thick, at a line speed of up to 200 m/min
- Contact angle meter – measures the surface energy
- Dyne testing – measures the surface tension
- Peel test – measures the adhesion and delamination force
We can test new ideas and products in an environment that closely simulates commercial production
Roll to roll testing
Roll to roll testing allows us to treat the roll with a number of different recipes for further testing on the customer’s own production equipment
Sheet testing allows us to test smaller batches of material more quickly
With each test we offer an extensive report for the specific material, with recommendations for the best type of surface treatment
How to use our Test Lab?If you would like to arrange a material test, click here [email protected]
For roll to roll testing of your material,
call us on +45 76 300 333