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Chemical Testing

Aerofin Laboratories are Nadcap accredited to chemical processing 7108-4 certification.

Compositional Materials testing.

Aerofin Laboratories have the capability to evaluate the make-up chemistry of process solutions.

Trace Metals

Aerofin Laboratories can determine trace metal contamination in process solutions and waters using atomic absorption spectroscopy.


Aerofin Laboratories can determine the anionic contamination of process solutions. Contaminants include sulphates and chlorides detected by Ion Chromotography and traditional wet techniques.

Coating Composition / Assay

Aerofin Laboratories can conduct qualitative and quantitative assessment regarding the purity (assay) of a coating.

Surface Tension

Indirect determination of performance enhancement additives

Aerofin Laboratories can evaluate performance enhancement additives in process solutions by surface tension evaluation.


Aerofin Laboratories can determine the viscosity of oils, paints and other protective materials and fluids.

For information regarding your specific requirements call +44 1278 785131.

Aerofin Laboratories offers a wide range of chemical testing. Typical solution analysis includes:

Plating solutions:

  • Hard chrome
  • Cadmium
  • Nickel (electrolytic and electroless)
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Silver
  • Tin

Anodising & Conversion coating solutions –

  • Chromic acid
  • Sulphuric acid
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Tartaric-sulphuric (TSA)
  • Sealing solutions
  • Phosphating
  • Chromate and non chromated chemical conversion coatings.

Etching & pre/post-treatments – Chemical milling, etch inspection and de-smut solutions.

Surface Conditioning solutions – Cleaners, descalers, vapour degreasers, de-rusting, de-oxidisers, proprietary etches aqueous and stainless steel passivation.

Oils & Solvents – Oils, fuels and lubricants. Temporary protectives and de-watering oils. Polymer quenches.

Please Note: this is not an exhaustive list of testing available, please call +44 1278 785131 to discuss your specific requirements.

Aerofin Laboratories can evaluate process suitability
and effectiveness for your chosen application.