PPC Labs

 

PPC Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Permite Corporation, is an independent testing facility servicing the needs of its clients primarily, though not exclusively, related to chemical manufacturing, SIC-2851, and their client base. We started as an integrated arm of the manufacturing facility of Permite Paints until the early 1980's when it was decided to separate the two divisions to be able to reach a broader marketplace.


Industries Served

  • Plastics and Composites
  • Food
  • Forestry
  • Petrochemical
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water and Waste Water
  • Power Generation
  • Metal Products

Services

  • Application
  • Appearance Analysis
  • Color Analysis
  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Formulation Assistance
  • Inspection Services
  • Material Safety Data (MSDS) Preparation
  • Plant Surveys for Protective Coatings Specification
  • Product Analysis
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Analysis
  • Weathering Analysis

Testing Capabilities

Accelerated Weathering / Corrosion


QUV Weathometer - ASTM G53

QFOG Corrosion Tester - ASTM B117
Alternating Wet/Dry Elevated Temperature, Aerated Immersion Testing

Physical Properties Testing

  • Abrasion Resistance - ASTM ,D968, D4060, D4213, D6279, G6, PPC TM LAT1000 (mod. D4213)
  • Adhesion and Adhesive Properties
    • Pull Off Adhesion - ASTM D4541
    • Cross Cut Adhesion - ASTM D3359
    • Intercoat Adhesion - ASTM D3322
  • Amine Values – ASTM D2073, D2074, D2083
  • Cathodic Disbondment Testing - ASTM D6190, G8, G95
  • Chemical Resistance Testing - ASTM D1308, D2248, D3260, D3912, D6137, G20
  • Color Analysis - ASTM E284, E308, E313, E1347, E1164, E1348, D5531, E1541, D1729, D4086
  • Corrosion Resistance – ASTM D1654, D2803, D3322, D5894
  • Cure Time Analysis
    • Blocking Resistance – ASTM 4946
    • Print Resistance – ASTM D2064, D2091
    • Solvent Resistance – ASTM D5402
    • Dry Time – ASTM D1640, D5895
  • Gloss Measurement - ASTM D523, D4449
  • Heat Resistance – D2485, D5499
  • Hiding Power - ASTM D344, D2805, D5007
  • Specific Gravity - ASTM D1475
  • Electrical Resistivity – ASTM D5682
  • Film Thickness
    • Dry Film Thickness - ASTM B499, E376, D1186, G12, D1400, D4138
    • Wet Film Thickness - ASTM D4414
  • Fineness of Dispersion - ASTM D1210
  • Flash Point Determination – ASTM D56,D3278, D3828, D3934, D3941, D4206
  • Flexibility
    • Forward/Reverse Impact - ASTM D2794, G14, D6905
    • Conical Mandrel Elongation - ASTM D522
    • T-Bend – ASTM D4145, D6491
  • Hardness
    • Pencil Hardness, 5B to 5H - ASTM D3363
    • Durometer, Scale D - ASTM D2240
  • Holiday Detection - ASTM G62, D5162
  • Moisture Analysis - ASTM D4263, G9
  • Permeability (Moisture Vapor Transmission) - ASTM E96, D1653
  • Rheology Characteristics
    • Sag Resistance - ASTM D4400
    • Settling – ASTM D869
    • Rheological Properties – ASTM D2196
  • Solids Determination – Wt. / Vol. - ASTM D2697, D5201, D5200, D5325
  • Transfer Efficiency – ASTM D5009
  • Viscosity Determination – ASTM D562, D816, D856, D1084, D1131, D1337, D1338, D1545, D4212, D6267
    • Ford Cup - ASTM D1200
  • Water Resistance – ASTM D870, D1735, D2247, D4585
  • Weathering Assessments – D660, D661, D722, D3160, D4214, D4619, D5065, D5161

Equipment

  • Analytic Balance
  • Battery Jar Assembly for Cathodic Disbonding
  • Brookfield Viscometer
  • Bubble Tube Viscometers, A5 to Z10 Tubes
  • BYK-Chemie Light Box
  • BYK-Gardner Circular Dry Time Recorder
  • Conical Mandrel Bend Tester
  • Demhorst Moisture Meter
  • Durometer, Shore D
  • Elcometer 106 Adhesion Tester
  • Electro-Physik Mechanical Film Thickness Gages
  • Electro-Physik Digital Film Thickness Gage
  • Impact Tester
  • Gardner Linear Abrasion Tester
  • Leneta Anti-Sag Meter
  • Micro-Gloss 600 Gloss Meter
  • Minolta Colorscan II Spectrophotometer
  • Muffle Oven, 0 – 1500oF
  • Permeability Cup Test Assembly
  • Pfund Cryptometer
  • Ransburg Conductivity Test Assembly
  • Seta-Flash Closed Cup Flashpoint Tester
  • Tabor Abrader
  • Tag Closed Cup Flashpoint Tester
  • Testing Assembly for Cathodic Disbondment
  • Titration Instrumentation
  • Thomas Stormer Viscometer
  • Zahn Viscosity Cups - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5