steel company

Paint and Coating Failure Analysis

CHALLENGE: A national steel company that supplies coated product to the building industry received multiple complaints that the 20 year warranted coated product they supplied showed severe dirt staining once put into service on commercial and industrial buildings.

ACTION: Chemical Dynamics as an expert paint consultant in paint failure analysis was called upon to inspect several representative building sites where samples were taken, tested and paint and coating failure analysis were conducted.

RESULT: Chemical Dynamics was able to demonstrate that the unexposed coating rapidly degraded when exposed to accelerated weathering resulting in increased susceptibility to dirt staining and loss of hardness. As a result of our analysis and testing the paint company accepted responsibility for the failures saving our client several hundred thousand dollars in claims.