Independent advice, research and management.

The Centre for Research and Technical Advice (Dutch: COT) is an independent research and consultancy organization. The laboratory and the consultancy department have over 75 years experience in testing and advising with regard to finishing systems, structures and building materials. COT advises and assists clients in the real estate, civil, industrial and maritime sector in a practical and result-oriented way. 25 experienced professionals are performing 100 % independent research and advising activities.

Our expert staff can be of service in the fields of:

  • Research and expertise
  • Condition assessment
  • Maintenance advice
  • Preparation of maintenance specifications
  • Project and process management
  • Quality testing and inspections
  • Presentations

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,