Hempel (Wattyl) Australia Pty Ltd


Kilburn Paint Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

22 Jul 1971


560 Churchill Road
Kilburn, SA 5084



Mr Caelum Luke Brice P: +61 (08) 83681200


Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Kilburn Paint Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Material performance evaluation of paint and related products Architectural coatings; Decorative coatings; Industrial coatings Light fastness Visual comparison

AS 1580.482.1

Colour measurement Measurement using a reference meter; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.601.1,

AS/NZS 1580.601.3

Density tests Pycnometer AS/NZS 1580.202.1,
AS/NZS 1580.202.2
Drying time Mechanical thumb

AS 1580.401.6

Blocking resistance of latex paint finishes; Outdoor weathering; Resistance to mudcracking; Resistance to washing; Resistance to water at room temperature; Resistance to yellowing - Dark chamber Visual comparison

AS 1580.409.1, AS 1580.409.3, AS/NZS 1580.455.1, AS/NZS 1580.457.1, AS/NZS 1580.459.1, AS/NZS 1580.461.1

Scratch resistance Rub

AS/NZS 1580.403.1

Air flow control Referee conditions - Temperature; Referee conditions - Temperature/humidity; Referee conditions - Temperature/humidity/airflow

AS/NZS 1580.101.1,

AS/NZS 1580.101.4,

AS/NZS 1580.101.5

Non-volatile content Calculation

AS 1580:301.1;

AS 1580.301.2

Application properties - BrushApplication of paint at a nominated spreading rate Gravimetric

AS/NZS 1580.107.8

Surface dry condition evaluation Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.401.1

Ease of manual re-incorporation Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.211.2

Application properties - Brush Wet film thickness by gauge

AS/NZS 1580.205.1

Dry hiding power contrast ratio Calculation

AS 1580.213.2 (2004)

Pre-treatment tests; Sample preparation Sanding; Solvent cleaning AS 1580.105.1;
AS 1580.105.2
Evaluation of materials suitable for test panels Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.104.1

Skin formation Visual comparison

AS 1580.203.1 (2004)

Degree of blistering; Degree of chalking; Degree of checking; Degree of colour change; Degree of corrosion of coated metal substrates; Degree of cracking; Degree of dirt collection; Degree of dirt retention; Degree of erosion; Degree of flaking and peeling; Degree of fungal or algal growth; Degree of settling; Discolouration; Water absorption Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.211.1, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.2, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.3, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.4, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.5, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.6, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.7, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.8, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.9, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.10, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.11, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.12, AS/NZS 1580.481.1.13, AS 1580.481.3, AS 1580.481.0

Consistency Consistency by flow-cup; Consistency by rotational viscometer; Consistency by rotothinner; Stormer viscometer

AS/NZS 1580.214.1, AS/NZS 1580.214.2, AS/NZS 1580.214.4, AS/NZS 1580.214.5

Application properties - Spray Airless spray

AS/NZS 1580.205.4 

Ductility Pencil hardness

AS 1580.402.1

Drying time BK type recorder

AS 1580.401.3

Viscosity Cone and plate viscometer

AS 1580.214.3

Gloss Measurement using a reference meter

AS/NZS 1580.602.2

Application properties - Roller Texture roller

AS/NZS 1580.205.3

Application properties - Spray Conventional spray AS/NZS 1580.205.2
Hardness Pencil hardness

AS/NZS 1580.405.1

Hard dry condition Visual comparison AS 1580.401.5
Low temperature coalescence Visual comparison

AS 1580.409.2

Adhesion Crosscut test; Knife test

AS 1580.408.2;

AS 1580.408.4

Fineness Rub

AS/NZS 1580.204.1

Dry film thickness; Wet film thickness Wet film thickness by gauge

AS 1580.107.1 (2004),

AS/NZS 1580.107.2,

AS/NZS 1580.107.3 

Degree of colour change Calculation AS/NZS 1580.481.1.12
Outdoor weathering; Sample preparation Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.106.1

Sample preparation Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.103.1

Recoating properties Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.404.1

Appearance Visual comparison

AS 1580.603.1

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