CSIRO

Site

Materials Performance Laboratory

Accreditation No.

165

Site No.

212

Date of Accreditation

04 Apr 1957

Address

Gate 5, 2 Normanby Road
Clayton, VIC 3168
Australia

csiro.au

Contact

Mr Peter Haggar P: +61 (03) 95452494

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of mechanical performance of pedestrian and impact attenuation surfaces Pedestrian surfaces Slip resistance Wet pendulum

AS 4663 Appendix A

AS 4586 Appendix A

On-site tests
Slip resistance Wet-barefoot inclining platform

AS 4586 Appendix C

Slip resistance Dry floor friction tester

AS 4663 Appendix B

AS 4586 Appendix B

On-site tests
Slip resistance Oil-wet inclining platform

AS 4586 Appendix D

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Material performance evaluation of elastomers, plastics and composite products Plastic film and sheeting Light transmission; Ultraviolet exposure of non-metallic materials Photocell

AS/NZS 4257.4

Prepared test specimens Impact resistance Impact hammer

AS/NZS 4257.6

Accelerated weathering Weatherometer; Xenon-arc

ASTM D2565, ASTM D4459, ASTM D7869, ASTM G155

Ultraviolet exposure of non-metallic materials UV lamp

AS/NZS 2433

Colour fastness Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.601.3

Accelerated weathering Weatherometer

ISO 4892-2, SAE J1885, SAE J1960

Impact resistance Not applicable

AS 4257.6

Light transmission Not applicable

AS 4257.4

Accelerated weathering Fluorescent UV light

ASTM D4329, ASTM G151, ASTM G154, ISO 4892-3

Material performance evaluation of paint and related products Architectural coatings; Decorative coatings; Industrial coatings; Marine coatings; Protective coatings on wooden furniture Resistance to mudcracking Visual comparison

AS 1580.409.1

Durability Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.457.1

ASTM G154 - Standard practice for operating fluorescent light apparatus for UV exposure of nonmetallic materials
ASTM G155 - Standard practice for operating xenon arc light apparatus for exposure of non-metallic materials
Appearance Visual comparison

AS 1580.603.1

Boiling water resistance Gloss meter; Visual comparison

AS 1580.456.1

Resistance to solvent immersion Visual comparison

AS 1580.453.1

Relative dry hiding power Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.213.1

Application properties - Brush Gravimetric

AS/NZS 1580.107.8 

Resistance to mineral oil and other organic liquids Visual comparison

AS 1580.454.1

Gloss Gloss meter

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.5

Degree of fungal or algal growth Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.13

Degree of colour change Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.12

pH Potentiometric

AS/NZS 1580.505.1

Adhesion Knife test

AS 1580.408.2

Resistance to yellowing - Dark chamber Gloss meter; Spectrophotometry; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.461.1

Application properties - Spray Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.205.2 - Conventional spraying

AS/NZS 1580.205.4 - Airless Spraying
Corrosion; Degree of corrosion of coated metal substrates Neutral salt spray (NSS)

AS 2331.3.1

Thinner compatibility Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.208.1

Fineness of grind Gauge block; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.204.1

Skin formation Classical

AS 1580.203.1

Application properties - Roller Paint inspection gauge; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.205.3

Degree of dirt retention Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.4

Colour measurement Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.601.1

Abrasion resistance Taber abraser

AS 1580.403.2

Degree of chalking Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.11

Resistance to washing Gloss meter; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.459.1

Colour measurement Spectrophotometry; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.601.3

Adhesion Crosscut test

AS 1580.408.4

Recoating properties Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.404.1

Ease of manual re-incorporation Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.211.2

Consistency Consistency by flow-cup

AS/NZS 1580.214.2

Artificial weathering; Salt spray Not applicable

ASTM G85-02 (A5 only) (Standard practice for modified salt spray (fog) testing)

Gloss Gloss meter

AS/NZS 1580.602.2

Degree of settling Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.211.1

Degree of cracking Microscopic examination; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.8

Dry film thickness; Water absorption Paint inspection gauge

AS/NZS 1580.108.1

Impact resistance Falling weight

AS 1580.406.1

Flexibility; Thermal stability; Water absorption Falling weight; Gravimetric; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 3862 Appendices L, O, P

Blocking resistance of latex paint finishes Visual comparison

AS 1580.409.3

Wet film thickness Gravimetric

AS 1580.107.1

Outdoor weathering Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.457.1

Assessing the individual film defects by the appropriate method(s) of AS 1580.481 through AS/NZS 1580.481.1.13 and AS 1580.481.3.

Drying time BK type recorder

AS 1580.401.3

Resistance to water at room temperature Gloss meter; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.455.1

Surface dry condition evaluation Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.401.1

Consistency Stormer viscometer

AS/NZS 1580.214.1 (Procedure 1)

Sanding appraisal; Surface dry condition evaluation Visual comparison

AS 1580.401.5

Wet film thickness Wet film thickness by gauge

AS/NZS 1580.107.3

Evaluation of materials suitable for test panels Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.103.1, AS/NZS 1580.104.1

Dry film thickness Paint inspection gauge

AS 1580.108.2

Dry hiding power contrast ratio Calculation; Reflectance

AS 1580.213.2

Ductility Visual comparison

AS 1580.402.1

Scratch resistance Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.403.1

Density tests Pycnometer

AS/NZS 1580.202.1, AS/NZS 1580.202.2

Salt spray Not applicable

ASTM B117 (Standard practice for operating salt spray (fog) apparatus)

Sample preparation Routine conditions - Temperature/humidity/airflow

AS/NZS 1580.101.1, AS/NZS 1580.101.4, AS/NZS 1580.101.5

Degree of blistering Microscopic examination; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.9

Degree of dirt collection Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.3

Adhesion Pull-off test

AS 1580.408.5

Surface dry condition evaluation Mechanical thumb

AS 1580.401.6

Degree of corrosion of coated metal substrates Salt droplet

AS 1580.452.2

Discolouration Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.2

Degree of erosion Paint inspection gauge; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.6

Degree of flaking and peeling Microscopic examination; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.10

Artificial weathering; Salt spray; Ultraviolet ageing and thermal ageing test Not applicable

ASTM D5894 (Standard practice for cyclic salt fog/UV exposure of painted metal, (Alternating exposures in a fog/dry cabinet and a UV/condensation cabinet))

Artificial weathering; Ultraviolet ageing and thermal ageing test Not applicable ASTM G154 - Standard practice for operating fluorescent light apparatus for UV exposure of nonmetallic materials
ASTM G155 - Standard practice for operating xenon arc light apparatus for exposure of non-metallic materials
Sample preparation Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.214.0 (Rheological properties- guide to test methods)

Wet film thickness Gravimetric

AS/NZS 1580.107.2

Degree of corrosion of coated metal substrates Visual comparison

AS 1580 481.3

Colour measurement Spectrophotometry

AS/NZS 1580.601.3

Degree of checking Microscopic examination; Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.7

Resistance to cathodic disbonding Visual comparison

AS/NZ 4352

Low temperature coalescence Visual comparison

AS 1580.409.2

Hardness Pencil hardness

AS/NZS 1580.405.1

Consistency Consistency by rotational viscometer

AS/NZS 1580.214.5

Architectural coatings; Decorative coatings; Industrial coatings; Marine coatings; Protective coatings on wooden furniture; Stains Sample preparation Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.106.1

Pre-treatment tests; Sample preparation Sanding; Solvent cleaning

AS 1580.105.1 ;105.2 

Architectural coatings; Decorative coatings; Industrial coatings; Protective coatings on wooden furniture Application properties - Brush Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.205.1

Light fastness Spectrophotometry; Visual comparison

AS 1580.482.1

Road marking paint No-pick-up time tests of road marking paints Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.401.8

Mechanical performance evaluation of components for building envelopes, framing and interior lining Facade assemblies including interior and exterior cladding systems Ash content Muffle furnace ASTM D5630 Procedure B Table A1.2

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Materials

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Chemical analysis of polymers and related materials Paints and related coating materials Non-volatile content by mass Gravimetric

AS 1580.301.1

Pigment content Gravimetric

AS 1580.302.1

Non-volatile content by volume Classical

AS 1580.301.2

Sample collection Paints and related coating materials Not applicable Not applicable

AS 1580.102.1

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