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West Michigan - Intertek Plant Tour
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When: Monday, September 12, 2016
Tour Starts at 4:30 PM
Where: Intertek
4700 Broadmoor Ave. SE
Kentwood, Michigan  49512
United States
Contact: Bill Knape

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Plan to join us for a tour of Intertek, one of the top global testing and inspection labs. The Intertek Grand Rapids lab supports material and product testing for transportation, furniture, construction and building products, consumer goods, medical devices, government,  military and many other industries.

For coatings and platings, the Grand Rapids lab specializes in chemical analysis, mechanical, performance, durability testing,  and failure analysis. Please join us to see Intertek with all the specialty equipment and bring your questions to their coating experts.


Chemical Analysis:

  • Chemical elemental identification
  • FTIR organic coating identification
  • Coating/adhesive VOC

Physical/Mechanical/performance/Durability testing:

  • Coating thickness
  • Adhesion/Peel test
  • Abrasion/wear resistance
  • Corrosion/chemical resistance/cyclic corrosion
  • Heat/humidity resistance/thermal cycling
  • Weathering resistance
  • Color/Gloss

Failure Analysis

  • Defects of coating/plating
  • Adhesion issue
  • Odor 

4700 Broadmoor Ave SE
Kentwood MI  49512

Dinner to follow at a location to be determined

Monday, September 12, 2016

Time:  Tour starts at 4:30 PM

Cost:  $20 for CCAI members & $30 for non-members
Cost includes dinner

Registration: NEW! Online registration and payment now being accepted for West Michigan chapter events.  Click the register button above to register online.  CCAI Members must sign in to the website to receive member pricing.  If you need assistance signing in, please contact Leslie Muck at to have your password reset.

Questions about this chapter event? 
Please contact Bill Knape at or 616-866-1651.