Our quality control test laboratory has been operating as an accredited laboratory since 1990. The Qualilakk name and logo were copyrighted in 1995. The Qualilakk Laboratory works according to the MSZ EN ISO, DIN and ASTM standards.

The Qualilakk Laboratory was accredited by the Hungarian National Accreditation Authority (NAH) according to the standard MSZ EN ISO / IEC 17025.

Details of the accredited tests

The tests we perform fall into two basic categories:

Tests of liquid paints

List of properties to be tested prior to application.

Amount and solidity of sediment
Colour comparison (visual)
Flow time
Viscosity with rotational viscometer
Viscosity with Brookfield viscometer
Hiding power, spreading rate
Hiding power (contrast ratio)
Volatile and non-volatile content
Determination of the percentage volume of non-volatile matter
Fineness of grind
Flash point to Abel-Pensky
Pigment-resin ratio
Pigment content
Drying time to Bandow-Wolff
Drying time:
- surface drying
- print free condition
- fully cured condition
Wet thickness

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) Differential method
more or less

Tests of coatings

Physical properties testing

These tests can be carried out on freshly applied or aged coatings and are often used following durability and corrosion resistance tests

Hardness by pencil
Hardness by Dur-O-Test
Pendulum hardness
Hardness by Buchholz
Hardness by Shore D
Scratch resistance (A type)
Flexibility (bend test)
Cupping resistance
Impact resistance
Adhesion (cross cut)
Adhesion (pull off test)
Abrasion resistance by Taber-Abraser
Impact resistance by ball dropping
Stone chipping
Scrub resistance and cleanability
Spark-over voltage, porosity check
Porosity and cracking
Compatibility of layers
Water resistance
Resistance to water based detergents
Resistance to organic chemical agents
Resistance to liquids Immersion in liquids other than water
Immersion in water
Method using an absorbent
Spotting (drop) method
Fast temperature change test
Aging due to exposure to heat
Dry-hot weathering test B test
Testing of chalking
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Corrosion resistance

These test methods are designed to imitate natural circumstances. If you are more concerned with the effect of sunlight, moisture and temperature on the actual surface coating, please see later, under “Durability”.

Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems. Part 1: General introduction
Part 2: Classification of types of environment
Part 3: Design considerations
Part 4: Types of surface and surface preparation
Part 5: Protective coating systems
Part 6: Laboratory test methods for assessing the anticorrosion performance.
Part 7: Execution and supervision of paint work
Part 8: Development of specifications for new works and for maintenance
Testing anticorrosion performance in salt spray chamber
Testing anticorrosion performance in humidity chamber
Determination of resistance to humidity (continuous condensation)
Determination of resistance to humidity (condensed water in a constant climate)
Evaluation of accelerated corrosion test
Cyclic corrosion conditions, (salt fog/dry&hot/humidity)
Cyclic corrosion conditions, (salt fog/dry&hot/humidity/UV)
Examination of corrosion resistance by immersion in a salt solution
Natural weathering test
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Durability Tests

These tests are designed to measure the effect of sunlight, moisture and temperature on coatings applied to a variety of substrates. If you are more concerned with the way that surface coatings protect substrates from corrosion, please refer to the Corrosion resistance tests here above.

Resistance to the joint effect of light and moisture (by Xenon bulb)

Resistance to the joint effect of light and moisture (by fluorescent tube)
Natural weathering test

Expert activity

The aim of the paint industry experts' work is to ensure high quality surface-protection job for the customers. The preconditions of the successful execution of painting and surface-protection process are the elaboration of the technology most suitable for on-site needs, the correct choice of the coating and the monitoring of the execution.

The tests required for our expert activities are carried out according to the current MSZ EN ISO standards.

Expert activity

Research and Development

Our R&D Department elaborates paint formulations for industrial use. Primary task is to realize FKI's own product development targets. Technical Service lab is part of the R&D department, which adjusts the paint parameters to customers' requirements and renders direct technical assistance.

We take part in national and international development projects in cooperation with industrial partners and university research teams.

Research and Development

Contact Persons

Péter Bereczki

Sales Manager

+36 1 432 8839, +36 20 567 3770

Tamás Papp

Production Manager

+36 1 432 8832 rendeles[at]

Éva Lengyel

Office Manager / Secretariat

+36 1 432 8831 lengyel.eva[at]

Lívia Molnár-Nagy

Head of R&D Department

+36 1 4328838

Nikoletta Dani

Development engineer/ R&D Department

+36 1 4328844 dani.nikoletta[kukac]

Anita Szűcs-Molnár

Head of Accredited Testing Lab

+36 1 432 8835 szucsne.m.anita[at]

Tamás Pozman

Head of Technical Service Unit

+36 1 432 8844 pozmant[at]

Zsófia Lévai-Varga

Development engineer/ Technical Service Unit

+36 1 432 8844 vargazsofi[at]

Szilvia Horváth

Development engineer/ Technical Service Unit

+36 1 4328844 horvath.szilvia[kukac]

Ferenc Vitéz-Szakács

Head of Technical Experts' team

+36 1 4328840 korrozio[at]

Anikó Karvalicsné Bende

Technical expert / Expert’s team

+36 1 432 8840 korrozio[at]

Gergő Kodácsi

Technical expert / Expert’s team

+36 1 432 8840 korrozio[at]

János Bognár

Managing Director

+36 1 432 8831 jbognar[at]

Mihály Boros

Chief Accountant

+36 1 432 8841 borosm[at]

Please feel free to contact our colleagues or call us
on the following number: +36 1 432 88 31

  • Name of company: Industrial Paint Research-Development and Entrepreneur Ltd
  • Short name: Industrial Paint Research Ltd.
  • Seat: H-1108 Budapest, Venyige u. 3.
  • Postal address: 1479 Budapest, POB 36
  • Phone: +36 1 432 8831
  • Fax: +36 1 432 8830
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  • Registration no.: 01-09-062762
  • EU VAT no.: HU10254255
  • Bank: CITIBANK
  • Year of foundation: 1989
  • Seat: H-1108 Budapest, Venyige u.3.