ASTM Testing Lab

EAG Laboratories offers an extensive list of standard ASTM testing lab and ISO methods. Our standard test methods support product development for paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, plastics and polymers. We have years of experience working with clients to choose the correct method and recognized industry standards for testing. These may include:

  • ASTM Test Methods
  • ISO Test Methods
  • MIL Standards
  • Other Standards
  • In-House Test Methods
  • VOCs

Standard Methods for Physical Testing & Evaluations

EAG offers access to many standard methods for physical testing and evaluations. Whether performed at our facility or by a partner ASTM testing lab, our clients appreciate EAG’s customer service and communication regarding their project. Below are some of the ASTM test methods we support. If you don’t see your specific method, please call us, as we may be able to help.

  • B117 Salt Spray Exposure
  • B527 Determination of Tap Density of Metallic Powders & Compounds
  • BS EN 1936 Natural Stone Test Methods — Determination of real density and apparent density, and of total and open porosity
  • C1315 Std. Spec for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds Having Special Properties for Curing and Sealing Concrete
  • C472 Physical Testing of Gypsum, Gypsum Plasters, and Gypsum Concrete
  • C666 Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing
  • D1002 Standard Test Method for Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal)
  • D1003 Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics
  • D1186 Dry Film Thickness (DFT), Ferrous Materials
  • D1200 Ford #4 Viscosity
  • D1210 Fineness of Grind
  • D1212 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Wet Film Thickness of Organic Coatings
  • D1238 Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastomer
  • D130 Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test
  • D1308 Chemical Resistance (Household)
  • D1475 Density of Liquid Coatings & Inks
  • D1544 Color of Transparent Liquids
  • D1603 Carbon Black in Olefin Plastics
  • D1621 Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • D1622 Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • D1623 Tensile and Tensile Adhesion Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • D1640 Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature
  • D1652 Epoxy Content of Epoxy Resins
  • D1653 Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
  • D1654 Corrosion Resistance
  • D1791 Standard Test Method for Accelerated Aging of Liquid Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes
  • D1849 Package Stability of Paint
  • D1894 Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
  • D1925 Yellowing Index of Plastics
  • D2065 Determination of Edge Performance Composite Wood Products under Surfactant Accelerate Moisture Stress
  • D2134 Sward Rocker Hardness
  • D2196 Brookfield Viscosity
  • D2197 Adhesion of Organic Coatings by Scrape Adhesion
  • D2240 Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness
  • D2243 Freeze/thaw Resistance of Water-Borne Coatings
  • D2244 Calculation of Color Differences From Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
  • D2247 Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100% Relative Humidity
  • D2354 Minimum Film Formation Temperature (MFFT)
  • D2369 Volatile Content of Coatings
  • D2370 Tensile Properties of Organic Coating
  • D2394 Service Testing of Wood Flooring
  • D2407 Static COF of Polished Floors (James Machine)
  • D2486 Scrub Resistance of Wall Paints
  • D256 Determining the Pendulum Impact Resistance of Notched Specimens of Plastics
  • D257 Standard Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
  • D2697 Standard Test Method for Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings
  • D2794 Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effect of Rapid Deformation (Impact)
  • D2801 Flow and Leveling
  • D2805 Hiding Power of Paints by Reflectometry, Reflectance and Contrast Ratio
  • D281 Standard Test Method for Oil Absorption of Pigments by Spatula Rub-out
  • D3170 Chipping Resistance of Coatings
  • D3359 Crosshatch (Tape) Adhesion
  • D3363 Pencil Hardness
  • D344 Visual Evaluation of Hiding Power (Brushouts)
  • D3723 Standard Test Method for Pigment Content of Water-Emulsion Paints by Low-Temperature Ashing
  • D3794 Zahn Viscosity
  • D4017 Water in Paints and Paint Materials by Karl Fisher Method
  • D4039 Reflection Haze of High-Gloss Surfaces
  • D4060 Taber Abrasion
  • D4062 Leveling by Drawdown Method
  • D4145 Flexibility of Coating on Prepainted Sheet
  • D4214 Chalking of Exterior Paint Films
  • D4287 ICI Cone and Plate Viscosity
  • D4400 Sag Resistance Using a Multinotch Applicator
  • D445 Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)
  • D4541 Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers
  • D4585 Condensation Humidity Exposure (CCH)
  • D4587 QUV Weathering Exposure
  • D4613 Measuring Apparent pH of Water Insoluble Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins
  • D4707 Spattering
  • D4752 MEK Resistance
  • D4827 Determining the Unreacted Monomer Content of Latexes Using Capillary Column Gas Chromatography
  • D4828 Washability of Organic Coatings
  • D4838 Standard Test Method for Determining the Relative Tinting Strength of Chromatic Paints
  • D4946 Blocking Resistance
  • D5007 Hiding (Wet-to-Dry Change)
  • D5125 Standard Test Method for Viscosity of Paints and Related Materials by ISO Flow Cups
  • D5178 Mar Resistance (Curved Stylus)
  • D522 Flexibility by Conical Mandrel
  • D523 Specular Gloss
  • D543 Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
  • D56 Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
  • D562 Consistency of Paint Measuring Krebs Units (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer
  • D570 Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
  • D5767 Depth of Image (DOI), Instrumental Method
  • D5894 Prohesion Exposure (QUV/Salt Spray)
  • D610 Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surface
  • D638 Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • D6442-06 Determination of Copper Release Rate From Antifouling Coatings in Substitute Ocean Water
  • D664 Acid Number
  • D6695 Xenon-Arc Exposure of Paint and Related Coatings
  • D6903–07 Determination of Organic Biocide Release Rate From Antifouling Coatings in Substitute Ocean Water
  • D6944 Standard Practice for Determining the Resistance of Cured Coatings to Thermal Cycling
  • D711 No-Pick Up Time of Traffic Paint
  • D714 Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints
  • D746 Brittleness Temperatures of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact
  • D751 Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics
  • D823 Producing Films of Uniform Thickness of Paint, Varnish and Related Products on Test Panels
  • D869 Evaluating Degree of Settling of Paint
  • D870 Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Immersion
  • D882 Tensile Properties for Thin Plastic Sheeting
  • D968 Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by Falling Abrasive
  • E1347 Standard Test Method for Color and Color-Difference Measurement by Tristimulus Colorimetry
  • E1952 Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity by Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • E313 Standard Practice for Calculating Yellowness and Whiteness Indices from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
  • E96 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
  • F1980 Standard Guide for Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier Systems for Medical Devices
  • G154 Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

ISO Test Methods

  • ISO-12137-1 Mar Resistance (Curved Stylus)
  • ISO-12137-2 Mar Resistance (Pointed Stylus)
  • ISO-1518 Scratch Resistance
  • ISO-1520 Cupping
  • ISO-2115 Determination of white point temperature and minimum film-forming temperature
  • ISO-2431 Paints and varnishes – Determination of flow time by use of flow cups
  • ISO-2808 Paints and varnishes – Determination of film thickness
  • ISO-4624 Adhesion: Pull-Off Test

In-House Test Methods

Formerly known as PRA Laboratories and CAS-MI Laboratories, our scientists have been developing in-house standard methods for many years.

  • CT 100 DOI (Distinctness of Image)
  • CT 200 Brushability
  • CT 201 Roller Defoaming
  • CT 202 Roller Leveling
  • CT 203 Modified Mechanical Dry Time
  • CT 204 Aerosol Application Properties
  • CT 205 DFT Determination (Elcometer)
  • CT 206 Roller Coatability
  • CT 300 Early Water Resistance
  • CT 301 Chemical Resistance
  • CT 302 Flash Rusting
  • CT 303 Accelerated Yellowing (Ammonia Test)
  • CT 304 Dirt Pick-Up Resistance
  • CT 305 Wet Adhesion
  • CT 306 Tannin Resistance
  • CT 307 Enamel Hold Out
  • CT 308 Instron Adhesion Test
  • CT 309 X-Link Density (Using Knoop Hardness)
  • CT 400 Pot Life
  • CT 600 Rating of Filiform Corrosion
  • CT 601 Corrosion Resistance
  • CT 900 Rating of Observations
  • CT 901 Pigment Load Test

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