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The right choice of material and the appropriate surface protection technology is key in challenging environments and can prevent costly mistakes and customer complaints. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of surface protection, LOTRIČ Metrology experts can help with technological problems and advise you on selection of suitable materials based on a range of tests.

We perform the tests according  standard and numerous other procedures listed below and tailor them to your requirements. Methods marked with * are accredited testing methods and are listed in ISO 17025 scope of accreditation. 


ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING
Temperature and relative humidity
Cyclic climatic tests
Neutral salt spray – NSS ISO 9227*
Acetic salt spray – AASS ISO 9227
Copper accelerated acetic salt spray – CASS ISO 9227*
Industrial climate (SO2) DIN 50018*
Constant condensation ISO 6270-2*
Damp heat, cyclic IEC 60068-2-30*
UV light IEC 60068-2-5
Cold EN 60068-2-1*
Dry heat EN 60068-2-2*
QUALITY OF GALVANIC AND OTHER INORGANIC COATINGS
Degree of corrosion ISO 10289*
Corrosion testing of zinc coatings DIN 50961*
Corrosion testing of copper and nickel coatings ISO 1456*
Chemical determination of impurities on the surface
Metallographic determination of surface protection
Metallographic examination of surface protection failure
Coating thickness ISO 1463*
Coating hardness
Mass and thickness of phosphate coating
Comparative analysis of different surface coatings
QUALITY OF ORGANIC COATINGS
Coating thickness ISO 2178
ISO 2360
Degree of corrosion ISO 4628-3*
Filiform corrosion resistance EN 3665
Degree of blistering ISO 4628-2*
Delamination and corrosion around a scribe ISO 4628-8*
Degree of cracking ISO 4628-4
Cross cut test ISO 1520
Cupping test (Erichsen) ISO 20482
Gloss determination DIN 67530
ISO 2813
Colour determination
Color change DIN 53236
ISO 105-AO2
Coating hardness
Chemical analyses of paints and varnishes
Comparative analysis of different surface coatings
SURFACE RESISTANCE
Resistance to abrasion DIN 53754
ISO 9352
Resistance to liquids (water, oil, brake fluid, graphite, organic
solvents, acids, detergents, petroleum products)
ISO 2812
Resistance to impact
Stone-chip resistance DIN 559961-1
Experts opinion
CERTIFICATE WITH INTERNATIONAL VALUE

At SurTec we produce and sell chemicals for industrial and electro-chemical protection – galvanisation of metals. The successful marketing of our products is closely connected with technical support for our customers in the form of surface protection testing. When we encounter a situation which calls for a quick response in the central European region we choose LOTRIČ Metrology. We value their business-like manner, professionalism and their dedication. They are a suitable partner for all companies which must ensure quality of their products. For instance, they have helped us solve our problem of acid zinc blistering where only their measurements and tests showed the source of our problem - the low quality raw material.

Edi Kokalj, managing director CE Europe at SurTec International GmbH – Brand of Freudenberg
COOPERATING BRINGS US NEW BUSINESS OPORTUNITIES

We have been working with LOTRIČ Metrology group for some years now on the testing of galvanised protective coating, analysis of raw materials and monitoring of waste water. Analysis is done when developing and launching new products for clients in the automotive industry, such VW,Daimler, Audi, BMW and PSA which have to meet very precise standards. We also use the test results for the optimisation and improvement of production processes. The great advantage of working together with LOTRIČ Metrology group is the proximity of their laboratory, the technical knowhow of their experts and their quick response time. A great added value are their certificates on performed analyses with included justification as they help us gain more business opportunities.

Aleš Mesec, general manager at ISKRA ISD Galvanika d. o. o.

The right information allows you to eliminate defects and upgrade your product

Product failure analysis

Product failure analysis is an important discipline in the production industry and it is used in development of new products and improvement of existing products on the market. 

Complex problems on the production line are not easily solved. In such cases, often the companies do not have enough resources, knowledge and analytical methods to ensure a  comprehensive approach to the problem. LOTRIČ Metrology laboratories are your partner in problem solving, using chemical and mechanical methods in the field of polymer technology and metallurgical sciences

LOTRIČ Metrology Certificate: a document that counts.

Certificate

Is quality of key importance in your company? If the answer is yes, LOTRIČ Metrology is your true partner. Contact us: we measure, so that you can grow. 


We have decades of experience with calibration, testing and conformity assurance and are recognised as a reference partner. With Lotrič Metrology your measures are calibrated and processes verified just like your customers want them.

LOTRIČ Metrology certificate testifies to the quality of your products. 

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