Liquid polymers and latex - testing and certification

There is an immense variety of polymeric products that have in common that processing or applying takes place in the liquid phase, followed by a drying and/or curing step into the end product.

The Kiwa Expert Centre Polymers has know-how, technical expertise and testing facilities for liquid polymers and latex, including:

    • Liquid silicone rubbers (LSR)
    • Polyurethane rubbers
    • Natural and synthetic latex products
    • Flexible coatings for waterproof roofing, concrete, corrosion protection, etc
    • Sealants
    • Polymer modified adhesives
    • Polyester and epoxy resins
    • Other polymer modified liquid products

An outline of our services for liquid polymers and latex: 

  • certification
  • failure analysis
  • service life prediction
  • testing of physical-mechanical properties, testing of processing properties
  • testing of weathering resistance, testing of chemical resistance
  • testing of barrier properties (gas, moisture)
  • testing according to ETAG 005, ETAG 022, ETAG 033, EN ISO 11600, EN 14891, EN 1504, EN 15814
  • independent arbitrations
  • consultancy with respect to specifications and requirements for specific applications
  • material selections
  • inspections and guidance

Flexible coatings  -  natural rubber latex  -  synthetic rubber latex  -  polyurethanes  -  polyurea  -  liquid silicone rubbers (LSR)  -  waterproof roofing kits  -  polymer modified bitumen emulsions  -  water dispersable polymers  -  corrosion protecting coating kits  -  polyester resins  -  liquid sealants  -  dipped products


Who is this for?

All parties involved with handling, use or production of liquid polymers and latex.

When is this needed?

  • For inspections, approvals and certifcation.
  • When questions or problems arise during production or use of liquid polymers and latex.

What to do next

Please contact us and share your question with us.