Independent laboratory for paints and coatings

A reliable partner with a deep expertise in paint and coatings

M2LAB services paint manufacturers with third party testing according to ISO 12944, Norsok M-501, and many other industrial standards.

Additionally we perform research on the lifespan of painted products. With this, manufacturers of painted products, learn how well their products withstand corrosion, weathering, and wear.

Advantages M2LAB

We are 100% independent

This creates maximum confidence among your customers.

24/7 insight into your current orders

You know exactly when your report will be available.

We deliver perfect reports

No more unnecessary time spent on double checking reports.

State-of-the-Art Testing Facilities

Our laboratory is equipped with the most advanced equipment. Here, we can perform virtually any conceivable test for coatings and paint systems. For conducting corrosion tests, we have 7 salt spray cabinets at our disposal, two of which are cyclic and one XXL, for products up to 2.5 m long and a maximum of 1000 kg.

For testing sunlight resistance, we have 4 QUV and 8 Xenon-Arc weathering chambers. In addition, all equipment is available for color measurement, gloss measurement, wear, microscopy, and a wide range of mechanical tests.

Salt spray test

Accelerated corrosion testing by means of exposure to salt mist.

Xenon Arc weathering test

Weathering by simulating the full sun light spectrum combined with periodical water spray.

QUV test

Accelerated weathering through simulation of UV-light, combined with water condensation (dew)

Colour measurement

Objective quantification of color information.

Taber abraser test

Determination of wear resistance of materials.

ISO 12944 testing

Certification of protective coatings according to ISO 12944.

ISO 12944 Inspections

Preservation of steel by means of organic coatings

ISO 12944 is the industry standard for corrosion protection of steel structures using protective coatings. In order to comply with this standard, a product must pass several laboratory tests. These tests depend, among other things, on the corrosivity class and durability range.

What does ISO 12944 mean?

Steel structures are always dealing with corrosion. They are exposed to humid climates or are used underwater or underground. The ISO 12944 standard provides information on the painting technologies used, the criteria for selecting paints and requirements for surface preparation. With this, this certification ensures maximum corrosion protection.

How others experienced M2LAB



Apex Automotive

Automotive company specialized in auto detailing and customization.

M2LAB has a proven track record for testing objectively and independently. The team is familiar with the strict norms within the automotive industry. We consider the clear reports and short lines of communication as major advantages.

Rik Roemen


Dutch producer of world’s first flying car

M2Lab is readily available for questions and has the knowledge and expertise we need to test and prepare a flying car for market launch. The M2LAB team is competent and easily approachable.

Arno Damhuis


Innovators in mounting systems for solar panels

M2LAB is pre-eminently a customer-oriented organization with extensive testing facilities. They have the appropriate knowledge and are willing to share this.

About Us

Specialists with a sense of practice

Our team of coating specialists helps clients check and validate the quality of industrial paints and coatings. We do a lot of work for paint manufacturers and the oil and gas industry. We also help importers and manufacturers of lacquered products to avoid complaints about corrosion and discolouration caused by sunlight. We do this by carrying out input and output checks on production batches.

Professional and personal

Personal contact is central at M2LAB, so you always have direct contact with the specialist. After the tests are completed, we can discuss the results and possible improvements to your product.

At M2LAB, the lines of communication are short, both internally and with you, our client. As a result, we are always able to answer questions promptly and satisfactorily.

Our employees each have their own specialism. In this way, we form a complete team that handles every assignment professionally. We do our work together with you.

Globally active

We’re providing our services to companies not only in Europe but all over the world; from Mexico to China and from Sri Lanka to Brazil.

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