For more than two decades, ICA Group has been developing water-based products for exterior use and has, therefore, accumulated a wealth of experience in the field that allows it to select very accurately the raw materials and formulations that are best suited to their use.
Together with the laboratory tests that provide essential information in relatively short time frames, ICA Group also conducts natural weathering tests at various sites.
The ARBOREA SUN project, which analyzes the performance of ICA Group's water-based coatings for exteriors, was begun in 2010 in collaboration with the technology partner, Q-Lab.Request information
Right from its very earliest formulations of water-based coating products, which date from the late 1980s, ICA Group has used its R&D laboratories to conduct exterior durability testing on an ongoing basis.
In 1996, the chemical/physical department at the laboratories in Civitanova Marche began to conduct in-house artificial weathering tests (QUV).
To verify the performance of the products under even more extreme conditions, ICA Group has implemented, along with Q-Lab, a program of accelerated weathering referred to as the Q-TRAC Natural Sunlight Concentrator.
The test conducted in Arizona combines the rapidity that is characteristic of an accelerated weathering test with the reliability of a complete spectrum of natural sunlight.