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Paint Abrasion Testing Brush

Known for their paints, coatings and speciality chemicals; Akzo Nobel contacted Cottam Technical Solutions to assist with the development of a specialist brush which would assess the durability of their paint films in an automated system.

Following extensive in-house testing, a brush was designed which ensured an agreed degree of uniformity across the nylon bristles.

Prototypes were then manufactured for field-testing before commencing full supply.

The success of this project largely centred on the partnership between Akzo Nobel and Cottam which enabled adjustments and variations to the specification to be made to suit demand.

"The brush is used to assess the durability of paint films in an automated system. Due to the nature of the tests involved consistency was of vital importance and we have been very satisfied with them. Both the service in design and the value for money has impressed me greatly."

- Nicholas Wickstead, Project Chemist, AKZO Nobel

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