Tester can perform abrasion and washability tests on coated panels to define the resistance of paint, varnish or related products to scratching, wearing and color loss.
The data logger has a convenient palm-sized design for space limitations.
These compact, lightweight, battery-operated units are designed for use in the field, the factory or anywhere accurate light measurements are needed.
The detector finds small defects using the wet sponge technique.
The self-aligning P.A.T.T.I. Micro from Paul N. Gardner Company Inc. quantitatively measures the adhesion strength of coatings such as paints, polymers, ceramics, inks, films, adhesives and thermal or arc-sprayed metals.
Horiba’s OCMA-500 and OCMA-550 oil measurement instruments, available from Paul N. Gardner Company Inc., feature improved features for operability in drain monitoring and quality control applications.
The Rhopoint IQ Flex 20 from Paul N. Gardner Co. is a reference instrument for measuring reflective appearance, including gloss, haze, distinctiveness of image (DOI) and goniophotometer curves.
The CMI243 model requires only one probe to accurately measure metallic coatings over ferrous substrates.
A dual intensity feature provides both high and standard UV-A and white light output for added versatility.
The TQC hardness test pen is a pocket instrument from Paul Gardner Co. designed for testing the hardness and wear/scratch resistance of materials such as coatings, lacquers, plastics or related products.
Offering both live-graphical-part and live-image views, and available in two measuring ranges, the Magellan Vision System from Paul N. Gardner Co. features multi-point video edge detection for fast and accurate non-contact measurement of parts.
Paul N. Gardner’s CM153 coating thickness gage is small, but is designed to be versatile and rugged for single-handed use in harsh conditions.
Unlike disposable pocket-sized pH meters, the miniLab pocket pH meter from Paul N. Gardner contains a virtually unbreakable non-glass silicon chip sensor for fast, stable readings.
The MiniTest 650 coating thickness gage from Paul N. Gardner Co. measures non-magnetic coatings on steel and insulating coatings on non-ferrous metals.
The Lovibond CAM-System 550 from Paul N. Gardner Co. is a quality control inspection system that allows the user to decide quickly and objectively whether a product meets acceptable color and appearance criteria or if it has undesirable defects.
Loose particles on blast cleaned surfaces will reduce coating adhesion, leading to premature coating failure.
The powder flow tester from Paul N.
A digital pocket microscope from Paul N.
The ReliaPull adhesion test equipment from Gardner Co. was built to help reduce the human variation imposed on the results of tape tests performed manually.
The FX-iWP from Paul N.
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316 NE First
Pompano Beach, FL 33060 US
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Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO)
Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO)
The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO) has its origin with the alliance of pioneer paint chemist Dr. Henry Alfred Gardner, Sr., Director of the Institute of Paint and Varnish Research in Washington, D.C. and his son Paul Norris Gardner Sr. in 1935. The team of Institute chemists at that time were active in the development and design of physical testing instruments for coating materials which were then made available to the industry. However, production of these instruments was not generally available to the public so the Henry A. Gardner Laboratory was established and incorporated in Bethesda, Maryland for that purpose. Significant developments in areas of appearance were made in further years with research into gloss and color technology by the contributions of such men as Richard S. Hunter who joined the Lab from the then NBS. Throughout the period, Paul eventually rose to the position of President after the retirement of his father and later Board Chairman of the Lab until 1962 when his decision to retire was made. Maintaining contact with the industry, Paul formed The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc., in Maryland. As a man of foresight the small company was relocated a short time later to the state of Florida where it now flourishes in Pompano Beach reaching both domestic and world markets. Since the passing of Paul N. Gardner, Sr. in 1995, Paul N. Gardner, Jr. has assumed the Presidency of GARDCO.
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We are distributors, producers and designers of quality physical testing and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries. These include the automotive, aerospace, specialty chemical, petroleum, plastics, pharmaceutical and food among others. Visit our website at www.gardco.com that includes full descriptions, instructions specification references and prices.
Our technical sales people will be able to help you find the appropriate test instrument to meet the criteria and specs you require. Visit our website www.gardco.com or drop in for your immediate needs. We are located at 316 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Our hours are from 8:00am - 6:00pm Monday through Friday.