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Paint Testing and Coatings Research Laboratories 

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 Scott Hayes 



300 College Park
Dayton OH 45469-0054


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The UDRI Paint Testing and Coatings Research Group evaluates coatings and solves paint problems for government and industry. The group, which includes 17 coating professionals, is accredited to ISO 17025 and SAE AS 5505 for the application, testing, and performance characterization of organic coatings.


UDRI is also recognized by SAE AMS G8 Aerospace Organic Coatings Committee as an ISO 17025 lab qualified to perform coatings certification to AMS 3095A, Paint High Gloss For Airline Exterior System.


Projects the group has successfully completed include:



The Coatings group’s largest customer is the US Air Force’s Coatings Technology Integration Office (CTIO), located at Wright-Patterson AFB. The CTIO is the Air Force's central resource for aircraft coating systems and their applications. The state-of-the-art coatings application and testing facilities of the CTIO are available to UDRI’s industrial customers through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).


To take advantage of the unique capabilities that the Coatings group offers, please contact Scott Hayes. The group’s specific capabilities include:


ISO 17025 Paint and Coating Test Lab Services

Coating application facilities

Solving coating problems using our understanding of formula and application dynamics.


Additional facilities in the group include:


Particle erosion test facility

Rain erosion test facility

Supersonic Rain Erosion (SURE) Apparatus

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