Test Methods

Chemical Resistance

Chemical resistance tests are used to evaluate the resistance of coatings to various concentrations of reagents or suspected soil contaminants.

The test is carried out by immersing or spot testing samples in the test reagents as required by the selected standard and is intended for evaluating the effect of various chemicals on coatings, resulting in any objectionable alteration in the surface, such as discoloration, change in gloss, blistering, softening, swelling, loss of adhesion or special phenomena.
Chemical Resistance charter coating
Charter Coating’s Chemical Resistance Reactor Set-up


Typically, 3” x 6” x ¼“completely coated panels

Test Capabilities:

Test temperatures range from 20 °C (68 °F) to below boil point
Typical reagents include: Distilled Water (cold or hot), Ethyl Alcohol, Vinegar (3% acetic acid), Alkali Solution, Acid Solution, Soap / Detergent Solution, Lighter Fluid, Oils and Fats, Acetic Acid, Acetone, Carbon Disulfide, Gasoline, Hydrochloric Acid, Kerosene, Lime Water, Methyl Alcohol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Nitric Acid, Other Reagents
Magnetic stirring is available for certain standards, please consult with our technical personnel

Test Methods:

NACE TM0174 Procedure B
ASTM C6943 Test Method A
ASTM D1308
API 5L7 Appendix 12,
API 5L9 Appendix H

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