The laboratory activities are:

  • Examination and testing of coatings
  • Corrosion tests
  • Examination and testing of building materials
  • Trouble-shooting
  • Printer Tests
  • Policy studies
  • The COT quality assurance system

Clients include Dutch paint and sealant manufacturers, printer manufacturers, ministries, oil companies, consumer organizations, commercial enterprises, application and contracting companies. Furthermore COT works for different organizations and companies abroad.

For more information about our laboratory activities you can select a preferred category in the drop-down menu above or you can contact the COT-laboratory by dailing 0031 23 531 9544 or leave a message at our contactpage.

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,