Project support

Experts are advising clients in maintenance situations of paintwork. The paintwork in question includes the condition and the recovery of the substrate such as wood, concrete, metal or plaster material. COT is advising in the use of materials, optimization of details and sets priorities with the technical and organizational maintenance strategy.

Technical paint specifications can be described in an action plan if desired. COT can also calculate cost estimates or prepare documents for tendering. Complete maintenance projects can be organized including supervision and quality and financial control. These activities can also be carried out separately.

Damage expertise

Experienced consultants focus on the delivered quality of the paintwork or research the cause of defects in the paintwork. Damage expertise begins with an independent and thorough investigation. Many common defects are dry rot, corrosion, adhesion failure and defects caused by various environmental influences. The consultants guarantee a professional analysis of the nature, extent and intensity of the damage. For various investigations the consultants make use of the COT laboratory.

Among the clients of COT are housing associations, hospitals, schools, owners of commercial real estate, law firms, (legal) insurers but also courts, where our consultants act as an expert.

Takeover of COT by IFO Netherlands

January 2022, Haarlem January 14th IFO Netherlands realized the business acquisition of COT (Centre for Research and Technical advice) situated in Haarlem (NL). The companies have overlapping activities and for both IFO and COT it

Witnessing paint application

The required quality levels and specifications of coatings are increasing (for example in the oil and gas industry). In order to be able to meet the required specifications, the quality of the application becomes

Autoclave tests

Over the years, the demand for paint testing at high pressure and temperature in combination with corrosive gases increases. In various standards and specifications such as ISO 15741, EN 10289, EN 10290, ARAMCO 09-SAMSS-067 APCS 27,