Reduce risk and maintain compliance with our specialist risk management services.

We’re proud to be a leading provider of complete life cycle risk management solutions. From ensuring asset safety and legal compliance with our thorough engineering inspections to driving operational efficiency with our specialist non-destructive testing services, (and much more in between), we’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we have formed with our customers over the last 160 years, based on the value of our solutions.

Finish Testing

BES Group is a UKAS accredited metallurgical testing laboratory to ISO/IEC 17025 and is fully equipped to meet your specific needs and requirements for finish testing. Our laboratory provides an extensive range of disciplines for testing which can help deliver the guidance and assurance needed to validate and develop your products with confidence.

Finish testing refers to a number of testing procedures that are used to assess the final appearance, surface quality or overall finish of a product or material.

These type of tests aim to analyse the coatings, platings or paints that have been applied to a sample, so we can evaluate their corrosion resistance and ability to act as a protective barrier to the material when used in real-life conditions.

We also offer accelerated corrosion tests to analyse the performance of materials when subjected to harsh environmental conditions, such as saltwater, marine or corrosive atmospheres.

Finish testing aims to provide clients with accurate comparative data to show the capability of different products and to demonstrate which of those products gives the best performance.

The combination of both salt spray testing and finish testing can be beneficial in assessing the corrosion resistance of a finished product, and is especially crucial for automotive, aerospace or marine industries. Finish testing ensures that not only the surface appearance but also the protective coatings or finish meet quality standards when exposed to harsh environments.

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Our Finish Testing services

Coating Finish Testing

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We offer a comprehensive analysis of finish testing services

  • Fully equipped Coating Testing Laboratory
  • Paint, phosphate, electroplate and plastic coating testing and assessments
  • Neutral salt spray tests to ASTM B117 and BS EN ISO 9227
  • Humidity resistance tests*
  • Coating thickness, adhesion, coating weight and hardness testing
  • Resistance to petrol, solvents, hot oil, antifreeze, heat
  • Cross Cut Adhesion to BS EN ISO 2409
  • Dry Heat
  • Pencil Hardness
  • Immersion Testing
  • Freeze Testing*
  • Coating mass & Coating Thickness
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6) Testing

The activities identified with * are not UKAS accredited

Why Choose Us?

Decades of experience

Our team of expert inspectors have decades of experience in testing, and they have the expertise to identify and interpret the flaws in your materials.

Destructive Testing Experience

Our team of expert inspectors have decades of experience in Destructive Testing method, and they have the expertise to identify and interpret the flaws in your materials.

Flexible service

We understand that our customers may require quick turnarounds and bespoke testing services, which is why we tailor all our services to suit your needs.

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