Johannesburg Laboratory, South Africa

A reliable platform to support and accelerate your business ambition in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our laboratory opened in South Africa in 2019 serving the Industrial Coatings, Paints and Construction market based out of Johannesburg.  Over the years we have invested extensively in our local laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment that will assist you with all your formulating and testing needs.  This expansion allows us to support our customers and principals making us your partner of choice from the start to the end of a formulation.

How we can support you

Optimization of physical and mechanical properties of coatings systems across a wide application area

Core competencies

  • Industrial Coatings
  • Paints
  • Construction

Major Equipment


  • Exterior Exposure Facility
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Coatings Thickness Gauge 
  • Clemen Scratch Tester
  • Conical Mandrel - Flexibility
  • Tri-Gloss Measurement
  • Dry Time Recorder
  • pH/ Density/ Viscosity Measurement
  • Mechanical Scrub Resistance
  • Karsten Water Tester
  • Water Vapour Permeability
  • Sag Tester



  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Automotive
  • Coil
  • Decorative
  • Flooring
  • Water Proofing

We have supported formulation needs
for the following:

Our Team

Our team of experts have experience in various applications with diverse backgrounds and active involvement in the industry, keeping  up to date with latest technologies.

Shaun Birss

Regional Technical Support - Coatings & Construction South Africa


Academic background in Chemistry & Biochemistry having started a career in the coatings industry in 2015, expanding my experience into construction systems since 2017. With over 6 years paint formulating experience with focus on decorative and industrial metal coating applications and 4 years’ experience in formulating modified cementitious applications for tile adhesives, grouts and self-levelling screeds.

See how we achieve your formulation needs

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Would you like to have a closer look at our facilities and meet our experts? We would be delighted to welcome you and have a talk!

IMCD South Africa Laboratory |Coatings & Construction
275 Oak Ave
Randburg 2194
South Africa 


Phone: +27 11 570 4260


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