ICA Group's R&D laboratory is constantly working on the refinement of products and solutions able to make the most of its clients’ manufactured items, by highlighting their heritage of style, creativity, design and high quality. The goal is to be a partner who has what it takes to provide a valuable support on the effort to find elements that will allow those clients to stand out from their competitors, reduce their costs and respect the environment to an ever-greater extent.

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The most important coating systems

The availability of all the most important types of coating systems used by companies to coat wood and other materials makes it possible for the R&D lab to test the products formulated under the most varied conditions. Thanks to their direct contact with the world's largest manufacturers of coating systems, ICA Group’s technicians are able to advise the clients on the best system configuration as early as the design stage, in order to achieve excellent results and full customer satisfaction in terms of return-on investment.


Thanks to state-of-the-art technological instrumentation (differential scanning calorimeter, IR spectrophotometer with microscope, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer with automatic sampling, high-performance liquid chromatographer with diode array detector, gas chromatograph with flame ionization detector), which together analyze with the greatest precision all of the characteristics of the coatings in the liquid state, ICA Group is able to optimize the formulations also from a chemical perspective and to evaluate with scientific precision the qualitative consistency of the various components.


ICA Group has set aside an entire area, called Performance Lab, for the conducting of chemical/physical tests on its applied products. These tests are carried out on coated surfaces during the experimental phase to enhance the technical characteristics of the finished product and to avoid the emergence of defects during use. Besides, thanks to the Performance Lab, today clients can request specific tests on their coated products to verify their performance.


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The best way to stay up-to-date on the world of ICA Group and to find out about its new effects. Videos, images and catalogs will allow you to get up-close and personal with the latest color trends and the most innovative finishes for both exteriors and interiors.

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