Surface Protection in Marine Environment

 An internationally leading testbed for marine antifouling coatings and other kinds of coatings to be used in marine environments. Highly skilled scientists and technical personnel with many years of experience in the field, newly renovated laboratory and access to marine field stations, both local and worldwide.


The test bed brings together expertise and infrastructure for the development of surface protection systems for a wide range of applications within the marine area. We provide services that cover large parts of the innovation chain, from idea to innovation.

We can test mechanical, physical and chemical characteristics of your coating and perform field tests. We have a lot of experience in doing this, both for R&D reasons covered by NDA with our customers and for registration and validation under European (or other) regulation systems for coatings with biocide or biocide free.

The facility consists of:

  • Lab resources for material production and formulation
  • Lab resources for characterization and testing according to customized methods or international standards.
  • Resistance testing and accelerated aging,
  • Testing in field (static and dynamic) in environments ranging from arctic to tropical
  • Access to and cooperation with authorized international test beds within the field of marine energy


Testbed name

Surface Protection in Marine Environment



Testbed category

Laboratory testbeds (LT)


Energy and Clean Tech, Materials


Maritime and marine technologies


Västra Götalandsregionen




Contact person

Emiliano Pinori


  +46 10 516 56 13

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