Product development & consulting services

Product Development &
Consulting Services

Stonebridge combines its outstanding formulating and testing capabilities with its extensive knowledge of coatings and related products.

We offer a wide variety of development services, from new raw material evaluations to project design and management.

Our staff provides excellent technical and business insight, whether it’s a VOC regulatory issue or a new test method development, an obsolete raw material or a cost-reduction requirement, a new formulation or an improvement of an existng product.

Some of our services include:

  • Raw Material Evaluations
  • Competitive Product Testing & Analysis
  • New Product Development
  • Product Performance Analysis
  • Formulation
  • Problem-Solving & Trouble Shooting
  • Optimization
  • Technical Writing & Review
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Data & Market Analysis

Testing & Application Services

Stonebridge’s testing capabilities are extensive and follow test methods from ASTM, ISO, SAE or Federal specifications. We also perform many automobile manufacturer test specifications.

Stonebridge application capabilities include conventional, HVLP and powder coating spray, dip and coil/roll coating for air-dry to high-bake systems.

  • Acid Rain Simulation

  • Humidity

  • Prohesion

  • QUV

  • Salt Spray

  • Water Immersion

  • Xenon Arc

  • Color

  • Distinctness of Image

  • Gloss

  • Opacity

  • Reflectance

  • Yellowing

  • Dry Film Thickness

  • Dry Times

  • Flow & Leveling

  • Lapping

  • Roller Splatter

  • Sag Resistance

  • Spread Rate

  • Touch-Up

  • Wet Film Thickness

  • Abrasion Resistance

  • Adhesion

  • Blister Resistance

  • Block Resistance

  • Chemical Resistance

  • Chip Resistance

  • Corrosion Resistance

  • Flexibility

  • Hardness

  • Impact Resistance

  • Mold & Mildew Resistance

  • Scrub Resistance

  • Solvent Resistance

  • Stain Resistance & Cleanability

  • UV Resistance

  • Water Resistance

  • Density/Weight per Gallon

  • Fineness of Grind

  • Freeze/Thaw Stability

  • Minimum Film-Forming Temperature (MFFT)

  • % Non-Volatiles

  • Package Stability

  • pH

  • Tint Strength

  • Viscosity (cups, Stormer, Brookfield and ICI)

  • VOC

Failure Analysis & Analytical Services

Stonebridge analytical capabilities are extensive. Our staff combines their vast knowledge of paints and coatings with solid analytical techniques. (ASTM, ISO, etc.)

Our specialties include detailed paint failure analysis work. We also perform many routine tests like VOC and % water determinations.

A detailed list follows:

  • Paint Failure Analysis

  • Qualitative Analysis

  • Microscopic Cross-Sectional Analysis

  • Surface Analysis

  • Functional Values (hydroxyl, acid, epoxide, isocyanate, etc.)

  • Density

  • MW Determination

  • Tg

  • Non-Volatiles (both weight and volume)

  • Contamination Identification

  • Particle Size Analysis

  • Volatiles Analysis

  • Polymer Composition

  • VOC Determination

  • Material Identification

  • % Water

Expert Witness Services

Along with laboratory testing and analysis, Stonebridge provides expert witness and consulting services to attorneys and insurance professionals for cases involving paints and coatings. We also support other experts with their legal cases.

  • Case File Review
  • Technical Review
  • Onsite Visits

Make Your Next Project a Success

Stonebridge is paint consulting at its best!

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