SFC relies on dedicated equipment and a set of specialized knowledge to qualify material or product faults or failures.
Supported by a complete LC2M integrated structure for physico-chemical and microstructural analyzes, test laboratory for finished products, support for R&D developments and regulatory and technological monitoring service, SFC’s Expertise service has specific staff and material resources to assess the nature and causes of a failure.
Technical referent, SFC has diversified means to analyze the pathologies of various coatings:
- Ceramic products: tiles, terracotta, sanitaryware products…
- Concrete or natural stone slabs
- Soft coverings and PVC sheets
- Cast resin and paints
- Cladding elements
With its wide range of service offerings, SFC proposes its expertise to interlocutors of all sizes and from all sectors in their failure issues. The adapted and documented characterization will provide an answer to the questions raised by the pathologies.
SFC adapts its investigations to the pathologies encountered on a wide range of requests:
- Wear or abrasion phenomena
- Color change
- Coating breakage / cracking
- Coating lifting / peeling
- Sensitivity to stains, abrasion or scratching
- Slippery issues
- Dimensional defects
- Freezing of materials
SFC’s added value
Quality and reliability of the services provided.
Independence of the analysis laboratory.
Confidentiality of works.
Cofrac accreditation according to the NF EN ISO 17025 standard (scope available in the quality approach).
90 years of experience in ceramic materials and processes.