Norner has been certified as an independent testing institute accredited for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Performance Standards for Protective Coatings (PSPC) test standards.
The Norwegian research and development company Norner has obtained Lloyd’s Register approval for the Marine coating testing. The certificates are released in accordance with IMO MSC.215(82) Seawater Ballast Tanks and IMO MSC.288(87) Cargo Oil Tanks, internationally quality standards for test laboratories.
With this approval, Norner is now an independent testing institute accredited for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Performance Standards for Protective Coatings (PSPC) test standards.
Norner has developed over time a prominent position as a third-party test service for protective coatings
(ISO/IEC 17025). The company has also invested in modern laboratory test facilities in order to satisfy the increasing need for test services for coatings.
Lloyd’s approval testifies that the lab is technically leading in quality management and competence and gives Norner clients’ products a higher reliability and competitiveness.
“We continuously develop our laboratory services through investments and quality management to satisfy our demanding customers. It is very rewarding for us to achieve this Lloyd’s certification and it confirms that our focus is right”, states Henning Baann, Business Director of Norner. “We are one of few approved institutes in Europe for this type of testing. We intend to strengthen our position in this area and have already plans for further expansion both in manning and equipment. A new state of the art development and laboratory facility is currently being built and will be ready in January 2022.The coating lab will be an essential part of this new building, and further expansion is secured through this investment.”