CoaST covers most relevant standard equipment and instruments for small-scale production of coatings, quality control, application, exposure, test and characterization. In addition to this, the department has a long tradition for developing specially designed exposure, test and characterization equipment.

Current equipment include, amongst other:

  • An advanced rheometer for conducting rheology studies e.g. intumescent coatings at elevated temperature, fouling control coatings and various clay types in mining
  • Anti-stick coatings set up to investigate stickiness of clay on coated surfaces
  • Digital Microscope with build-in high depth-of-field
  • Equipment for pigment dispersion (red devil double arm mixer, high speed disperser and in-line mixer)
  • FTIR - Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroxopy for coating chemical analyses
  • High pressure high temperature setup enabling experiments under extreme conditions
  • Laser diffraction analyzer for particle size distribution measurement
  • Mini spray drier for the production of speciality pigments
  • Optical 3D-profileometer to provide waviness, surface topographt and levelling studies of fouling control coatings systems
  • Oven providing continuous exposure for accelerated investigation of intumescent coatings
  • Pilot scale reactor designed for experimental investigations of acid- and abrasion resistant coatings
  • Rig used for investigating rain erosion of coatings on wind turbine blades
  • Rotor setup to investigate performance of fouling control coatings on simulated ship hulls
  • SEM - Scanning Electron Microscope for particle and topography analyses
  • Standard weathering exposure chambers (salt spray, UV and immersion)


Kim Dam-Johansen
Professor, Head of Department
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 28 45


Claus Erik Weinell
Senior Executive Officer
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 93 51 15 32