Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center

Advancing Polymers and Coatings Science

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Contract Research and Testing Services

Many testing services are offered to industry through the WCTC, including:

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Analysis
  • Rheology
  • Thermal Analysis: DSC and TGA
  • Infrared Spectroscopic Testing
  • Waterborne and Solvent-Based Coating Testing
  • Salt Fog Testing (ASTM B117)
  • Accelerated UV Exposure (QUV)
  • Physical Testing: specular gloss, color, hardness, adhesion, bend
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography
The WCTC conducts a variety of industry-sponsored research projects.

For immediate needs and further information, including information about longer-term projects, please contact Dr. Ray Fernando at

Fee-for-Service Order Form

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