Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS)

An atomic absorption Spectrophotometer is a chemical analytical apparatus to determine the presence and concentration of various metals in solution. The method is based on absorption of high energetic radiation in an atom, which occurs at a specific wavelength for each metal.

This method can be used for each metal which can be present in pigments or other components, as calcium, magnesium, aluminium, zinc, iron and barium, but also heavy metals as lead, cobalt, nickel, cadmium, arsenicum, chromium, etc.

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,