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Laboratory for the analysis of surface treatments and coatings on jewellery
You wish to carry out analyses of surface treatments and coatings on the jewellery you produce
What are surface treatments and coatings ?
A surface treatment is a mechanical, chemical, electrochemical or physical operation. Its purpose is to modify the appearance or function of the surface of a material in order to adapt it to given conditions of use. A surface coating is an organic or metallic protection aimed at improving the surface properties of a product. It aims to make them perform better in the face of external constraints. They are used by the jewellery industry in the manufacture of jewellery. The FILAB laboratory carries out analyses of surface treatments and coatings on jewellery.
Why carry out analyses of surface treatments and coatings ?
The reliability of a material is related to its surface properties. The origin of a failure such as breakage, wear or the appearance of a trace is often linked to the quality of the treatment or coating of the product. The analysis, characterisation and thickness measurement of the coating will allow the chemical composition of the layers present to be determined and their conformity to be studied.
This is why the support and guidance of an analytical laboratory with specific techniques for the analysis of surface treatments and coatings will help you gain in efficiency and quality in the face of increasingly present environmental and regulatory constraints.
The FILAB laboratory carries out the analysis of surface treatments and coatings on jewellery
With its expertise in the analysis of surface treatments and coatings on jewellery, the FILAB laboratory can assist you in the study of failures in the coating of a product through various services:
Identification and characterisation of the nature of the layers present (coating, treatment, deposit...)
- Analysis and search for impurities
- R&D support in the choice of materials or production processes
Identification of surface pollution (analysis of particles, deposits, etc.) by SEM
Product coating thickness measurement
Study of failures and defects in physical surface treatment (cracks, breaks, migration, corrosion, etc.)
Development of physical surface treatment
For this type of service, the FILAB laboratory uses state-of-the-art analysis techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with an EDX microprobe (FEG-EDX SEM) or TOF-SIMS, XPS, AFM analyses…