We can perform many tests of paints and paint related products suitable for the substrates wood and concrete. Also various other materials are tested. Some possibilities are the following:


  • Dutch specifications for primers and transparent film forming coatings on wood in the timber industry (SKH 00-01 and …)
  • Tests according to COT Quality specifications
  • Physical properties
  • Liquid-tight floors: coatings for liquid-tight floors (CUR aanbeveling 64)
  • Water vapour permeability (DIN 53122, ISO 7783-2)
  • Liquid water permeability (EN 1062-3)


  • Sealants (ISO 11600)


  • Bonding quality of plywood (EN 314-1)
  • Slip of tiles (NEN-EN 1308)
  • Shear adhesion strength of adhesives for tiles (NEN-EN 1324)
  • Open time of adhesives for tiles (NEN-EN 1346)

Joint fillers and cement

  • Strength (NEN-EN 196-1)
  • Tensile adhesion strength (NEN-EN 1348, ISO 4624)
  • Water permeability (NEN-EN 12808)
  • Shrinkage (NEN-EN 12808).

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,