Quality, Control and Testing


As part of our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with a product finished to the highest quality, on time and within budget, Colorcote has been assessed and registered against the provisions of BS EN ISO9001:2008. This registration is subject to the company maintaining a quality management system meeting the above standard.


To ensure your materials are processed efficiently every job is entered into our bespoke job system. History of every job processed including the relevant specification, batch numbers etc are recorded and available at the touch of a button.


Every component processed is thoroughly checked by our trained staff prior to being packed ready for dispatch. Along with the usual visual inspection we have the following equipment for measuring and testing coating characteristics:

  • Film thickness gauges for measuring wet and dry film thickness’s
  • Scratch test & pencil hardness test equipment for measuring a coatings hardness and scratch resistance
  • Gloss meter
  • Cross hatch kit for measuring coating adhesion
  • Rub test solution – Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), for testing coatings are fully cured