Our full service technical applications laboratory is the best resource Hall Technologies has to offer our customers and supplier partners. Customers take advantage of the lab and our experienced Laboratory Manager to determine starting-point formulations, application and performance testing, comparative analysis, and product recommendations.

We happily provide this service to our partners who may not have the time or resources to test products or replacement products.

For more information, please contact our chemist!

Our ASTM and ISO Chemical Testing Capabilities

Chemical Testing ASTM/ ISO Type of Test
Calculation of Color Differences From Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates- Yellow index of coatings ISO 7724, ASTM D 2244, E 308, and E 1164 Appearance measurement; Color Measurement; Color Appearance Data Analysis
Gel Permeation Chromatography. Determine molecular weight of polymers, resins & rosins. GPC Other
Gloss. 20°, 60° & 85°, micro-TRI-gloss ASTM D 523 Appearance Measurement, Film Appearance Data Anyalysis
Opacity/Hiding Power D344 Apperance Measurement
Fineness of Grind ASTM D 333 D 1210 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Wet film thickness Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Dry film thickness ASTM D 499 D 1400 D 7091 Dry Coatings & Plastics
byko-test MPOR
Crosshatch Adhesion ASTM D 3002 D 3359 Dry Coatings & Plastics
König/Persoz Hardness ASTM D4366 ISO 1522 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Pencil Hardness ASTM D 3363 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Indentation Hardness ISO 2815 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Density/Specific Gravity B527, D153 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Weight per gallon ASTM D 333 D 1475 D 2085 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Measuring Apparent pH Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Brookfield RVDV-E ASTM D2196 (Range: 2,000 to 20,000,000 centipoise) Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Brookfield KU-2 Consistency of Paint Measuring Krebs Units (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer ASTM D562 Range: 40 to 141 Krebs units (KU) Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Brookfield CAP 2000+ ASTM D4287, ISO 2884, BS 3900 (Range: 20 to 1,000,000 centipoise (ICI viscosity) ) Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
#2 Zahn ASTM D816 D 1084 D 4212 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
#4 Ford ASTM D 333 D 365 D 1200 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Direct & Reverse Impact ASTM D 2794 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Flexibility by Conical Mandrel ASTM D 522 D1737 ISO 6860 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Taber Abrasion ASTM D 4060 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Sag Resistance ASTM D 3730 D 4400 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Q-Fog Cyclic Corrosion Testing ASTM B 117 Salt fog, ASTM G85.A5 Prohesion, ASTM B 368 CASS—Copper Accelerated Acetic Acid Salt Spray Dry Coatings & Plastics
Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surface D610 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints D714 Dry Coatings & Plastics
QUV Weathering Exposure D4587 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Exterior Exposure Rack St. Louis, MO 45 degree. South. Dry Coatings & Plastics
Tensile & Elongation Testing Instron, D2370 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Package Stability/Heat Stability D 1849 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents D543 Dry Coatings & Plastics
No-Pick Up Time of Traffic Paint D711 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish and Related Products on Test Panels D823 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Evaluating Degree of Settling of Paint D869 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Water Absorption 24 Hour/Equilibrium D570 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion D870 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Dry Film Thickness (DFT), Ferrous Materials D1186 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Chemical Resistance (Household) D1308 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Density of Liquid Coatings & Inks D1475 other
Color of Transparent Liquids D1544 Appearance Measurement, Color & Appearance Data Analysis
Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature D1640 Film Application
Epoxy Content of Epoxy Resins D1652 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Dropping point determination D6090 other
Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films D1653 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Corrosion Resistance D1654 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Yellowing Index of Plastics D1925 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Adhesion of Organic Coatings by Scrape Adhesion D2197 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Freeze/thaw Resistance of Water-Borne Coatings D2243 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100% Relative Humidity D2247 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Volatile Content of Coatings D2369 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing
Scrub Resistance of Wall Paints D2486 Dry Coatings & Plastics
Flow and Leveling D2801 Liquid Paint & Coatings Testing