Paints and coatings make life more colourful, easier, and safer. Besides being used to beautify substrates, paints and coatings are also used for protection, as anti-skid surfaces, for insulation or as electrical conductors, just to name a few examples.
The high and diverse demands on paints and coatings bring a wide range of formulations such as powder coatings, waterborne coatings, solvent-borne coatings, radiation-curable coatings and more. Complex formulations are produced as different applications require unique combinations of functional components for the desired properties and performance. However, quality control becomes more challenging as product complexity increases. Therefore, to develop high performance products, formulators must possess a precise understanding of the materials’ characteristics and be able to accurately characterize paint properties and predict long-term stability.
In this webinar, our specialists will share some robust and precise analytical methods to investigate and predict the behaviour of raw materials to help formulators optimize their formulations.
Topic 1: Optimizing formulation of pigments in paints and coatings with particle sizing using laser diffraction
Characterization is important in the paints and coatings industry for developing, manufacturing, and qualifying raw materials for use in a coating formulation. Particle sizing is a part of this characterization process and it affects many properties of coatings such as viscosity, stability, film appearance and weather resistance to name a few. Laser diffraction – a well-established technique for particle sizing will aid in optimizing the formulation. The Mastersizer 3000 which utilizes laser diffraction technology that adheres to ISO standards will help to not only create a robust product with precise performance characteristics and quality attributes, but also save cost through the optimization process.
Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 2pm - 2.45pm Singapore Time
Event type: Live Webinar
Hendra, Application Specialist at DKSH Singapore
Topic 2: Direct accelerated stability testing of paint pigments and coating formulations by analytical photocentrifuge analysis
Paints and coatings are one of the major global industries that are worth $150 billion in 2019. More than half of the total paint and coatings produced every year are used for protection and maintenance of residential and commercial structures, while the remaining are used as decoration and protection for industrial products, as well as high-performance coatings. Without paint and coatings, many products and structures would have a much shorter life span and will appear dull. The LUMiFuge analytical centrifuge is the only instrument in the world that enables you to perform physically accelerated, direct and efficient stability testing and ranking of complex paint and coating formulations which combines several functional components to provide the desired properties and performance, using the STEP-Technology®. Classification and recognition of causes of instability of a sample can be determined by observing the fingerprint pattern of the whole sample. This technique is a well-known technique that is compliant to ISO standards.
Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 2.45pm - 3.30pm Singapore Time
Event type: Live Webinar
Jonathan Wong, Application Specialist at DKSH Malaysia
Speakers: Hendra (Application Specialist at DKSH Singapore), Jonathan Wong (Application Specialist at DKSH Malaysia)
Event Type: Live Webinar
Date and Time: 21 April 2021, 2pm - 3.30pm
If you have any questions, please contact:
Bernadette Lim, DKSH Singapore Pte Ltd
✉ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Malvern Panalytical was formed by the merger of Malvern Instruments Limited and PANalytical B.V. on 1st January 2017, has headquarters in both Almelo (the Netherlands), and in Malvern (UK), and employs over 2,000 people worldwide. The combined entity is a strong player and innovator in the materials characterization market and will leverage the strengths of the individual companies in their end markets, ranging from building materials to pharmaceuticals and from metals and mining to nanomaterials. Malvern Panalytical is a leading provider of scientific instrumentation for the measurement of elemental concentrations, crystallographic structure, molecular structure, remote sensing, rheology, particle size, particle shape, particle concentration and more.
The LUM GmbH is one of the leading producers for analytical devices for dispersion analysis and particle characterization. On the basis of longtime experiences in the field of fluid mechanics, rheology and colloid chemistry the company, founded by Prof. Dr. D. Lerche in 1994, has developed the innovative STEP-Technology®, which is the technical platform for different product lines. Or measuring equipment is used for the fast, reliable and comprehensive characterization of any demixing phenomena in dispersions and the testing of bonding and adhesive strength of composite materials.