Testing Methods


Why quality processes?

Quality is when the customer is satisfied and comes back.  

In order to maintain the quality of our products and services at a consistently high level, we have made the ILAG Quality Circle our passion.  

How are ILAG quality coatings implemented at new producers?

  1. Most importantly, a joint discussion between the customer, the manufacturer and ILAG must be held to clarify and define the needs, expectations and quality/price level of the article, so the coating system can be determined.   
  2. Visit of the production operation to inspect the existing plant and clarify the technical options for the application of our coatings. 
  3. Review of the quality assurance, organization, processes and control methods of production. 
  4. Pilot coating run on the production unit for the first ILAG laboratory tests.  
  5. After a positive result, an initial test report is issued. In case of a negative result, solutions for improving the production process are identified.
  6. “Zero series” production run on the unit to confirm the laboratory results. 
  7. Based on the result, the “Approval test report” is issued. The producer is now, subject to compliance with our standards, approved as a processor of ILAG coatings.
  8. Support by ILAG technicians during the initial production runs. Repeat of laboratory tests to ensure high quality.



How does ILAG monitor the high quality level during production runs?   

  • Continuous contact with the producer is very important. It is the only way to ensure that problems are identified immediately and solutions are implemented.  
  • Compilation of test reports for all test activities.       
  • Close collaboration with the producer, in order to identify weaknesses in production and to optimize both the manufacturing process and the product, thereby ensuring continuous improvement.          
  • Continuous quality control in the ILAG test kitchens in Switzerland and in Shanghai, in compliance with ILAG quality standards. Continuous quality inspections by independent, external testing authorities.