Epoxy, Sealants, & Coatings Laboratory

Our Epoxy and Coatings Laboratory analyzes all classes of epoxies and coating for identification, chemical analysis and physical properties.  We pride ourselves in the quality of our work and our capabilities in working with the epoxies and coatings industry.  The objective material characterization is often to see if the epoxy and/or coating meets the required ASTM classification, DOT specification or Project specification. We provide our clients with the expertise, experience and knowledge to help with the most difficult project, as well as making them feel comfortable with our testing services.

” Our laboratory has performed research, quality control, and certification testing with just about every type of epoxy and coating produced.”


Our Accreditations

Our laboratory is audited and/or inspected by A2LA, AMRL (AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory), CCRL (Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory) and the US Army Corps of Engineers for epoxy and coating testing.

Our laboratory  accreditations include: ISO 17025, AASHTO R18 and we are an approved laboratory for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

TEC Services can submit data to ICC-ES (International Code Council – Evaluation Service) for AC 198 Acceptance Criteria for Chemical Admixtures Used in Concrete.


TEC Services works closely with ASTM in the development of test methods, testing guidelines and specification for all types of admixtures.

This list consists of tests that we perform on a regular basis.  If a test is desired that is not listed below please call and inquire for further details.

ASTM C297 Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Construction
Tensile Strength of Chemical – Resistant Mortars, Grouts, and Monolithic
Surfacing, Chemical Resistant, Grout, Monolithic Surfacing, Mortar, Tensile
Strength
Linear Shrinkage and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Chemical-Resistant
Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacing, and Polymer Concretes
ASTM C579 Compressive Strength of Chemical – Resistant Mortars, Grout,
Monolithic Surfacing, and Polymer Concretes
Flexural Strength and Modulus of Elasticity of Chemical – Resistant
Mortars, Grout, Monolithic Surfacing, and Polymer Concretes
Material Specifications for Epoxy Resins Base Bonding Resin
Thermal Compatibility Between Concrete and an Epoxy – Resin Overlay
Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers – Tension (Test Method A)
Water Absorption of Plastic
Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic
Elastomers
Tensile Properties of Plastic
Deflection Temperature of Plastic Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise
Position
Compressive Properties of the Rigid Plastic
Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastic and Electrical
Insulating Materials
Rheological Properties of Non-Newtonian Materials by Rotational Viscometers
Rubber Property – Durometer Hardness
Testing Water Resistance of Coating in a 100% Relative Humidity
ASTM D2393
Viscosity of Epoxy Resins and Related Components
ASTM D2471
Gel Time and Peak Exothermic Temperature of Reacting Thermosetting Resins
ASTM D2556
Apparent Viscosity of Adhesives Having Shear – Rate – Dependent Flow
Properties Using Rotational Viscometer
ASTM D2566
Linear Shrinkage of Cured Thermosetting Casting Resins During Cure
ASTM E1252
General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectral for Qualitative Analysis
ASTM E2485
Freeze / Thaw Resistance of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and Water Resistive Barrier Coatings
ASTM R18
Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Construction Materials Testing Laboratories
ASTM AC212
Acceptance Criteria for Water – Resistive Coatings Used as Water – Resistive Barriers over Exterior Sheathing
ISO/IEC 17025
General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration of Laboratories