Laboratory

Staff

The laboratory team, the flagship of the structure, boasts a specialised staff with multiyear experience in the decoration sector. All the steps for perfecting the innovative, customised processes are painstakingly performed in the laboratory in order to ensure constantly high levels of quality and productivity for the customers. Consolidated partnerships with other research centres and reference universities enable Valmet to maintain their leadership in this sector and have access to specific, in-depth and innovative analyses which are often the result of university theses and advanced research on the materials.

Analyses and tests

The company's laboratory is equipped with high-tech instruments for the testing and typing of deposits and solutions, capable of offering its clientele a vast range of tests including:
  • UNI EN ISO 2819:1997
    • Adhesion with scratch test (galvanic coating)

  • UNI EN ISO 2409:2007
    • Adhesion with scratch test (painting products)

  • UNI EN 1811:2011
    • Nickel release

  • ISO 105-E04 + EPA 6010C:2007
    • Total Pb and/or Cd content

  • EPA 3051A:2007 + EPA 6010C:2007
    • Total Pb and/or Cd content

  • UNI EN ISO 3497:2001
    • X-ray measurement of coating thickness

  • UNI EN 12749:2001
    • Natural aging

  • UNI EN ISO 22775-2:2005
    • Resistance to saline corrosion.

  • UNI EN ISO 22775-1:2005
    • Resistance to oxidation from sulphides

  • ISO 3160-2:2003
    • Resistance to artificial sweat

  • NF S80-772:2010
    • Resistance to synthetic acid sweat

  • UNI EN 12472:2009
    • Resistance to wear and tear

  • UNI EN ISO 4611:2011
    • Resistance to humid heat (50° C/ 95% RH)

  • UNI EN ISO 17228:2006
    • Resistance to humid heat (60° C/ 85% RH)

  • UNI EN ISO 4611:2011
    • Resistance to humid heat with leather (50° C/ 95% RH)

  • UNI EN ISO 17228:2006
    • Resistance to humid heat with leather(60° C/ 85% RH)

  • UNI EN ISO 105 D01:1997
    • Resistance to dry-cleaning

  • UNI EN ISO 105 C06:1999
    • Resistance to water washing

  • UNI ISO 4524-2:2008
    • Resistance to nitric acid

  • UNI ISO 4524-4:2008
    • Resistance to sulphur dioxide

  • UNI EN ISO 9227:2012
    • Resistance to saline mist

  • UNI EN ISO 4538:1998
    • Resistance thioacetamide

  • ASTM B571:1997
    • Resistance to thermal shock

  • UNI EN ISO 105-B02:2013
    • Colour-fastness in artificial light

  • UNI EN ISO 2819:1997
    • Assessment of adherence of galvanic fillers

  • Determining of colorimetric parameters (CIELab)

  • Superficial chemical scanning with an EDX probe

  • Metallographic scanning with a SEM