With the aim of increasing the range of tests we offer to the automotive and transport sector, AITEX has recently acquired new equipment to measure the orange peel effect and DOI of paints and varnishes.
We are committed to innovation in our laboratories and have a programme of continuous acquisition of the latest, most cutting-edge equipment on the market.
Painting and varnishing on plastic and metal components can produce rippling effects on vehicle surfaces which may be visible and unsightly.
Painting is a key process in the automotive industry, and is affected by several parameters: paint viscosity, substrate roughness, film thickness, etc. Achieving a perfect and uniform finish requires objective measurement data to guarantee the stability and quality of the process.
Our latest equipment allows us to measure the spectrum of surface undulations at different wavelengths to assess the quality of finishes.
All automotive manufacturers (OEM’S) use this equipment as a standard for the quality control of painted parts on the exterior and interior of vehicles. Each manufacturer has their own measurement parameters, and the equipment can be fully calibrated to allow for these differences.
Other sectors such as aeronautics, railway, nautical and furniture manufacturers also use the equipment to evaluate painted parts and guarantee a uniform finish.
AITEX offers suppliers in these sectors the possibility of testing their materials and assessing the quality of the painted finish.