Analytical Tools to Aid in Coating Formulation Development

| October 4, 2019

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Coatings are a large and important industry, enhancing the protective, aesthetic and mechanical properties of metals and other substances. When it comes to analyzing coatings, much attention is placed on characterizing the raw materials and final coating; however, relatively little is devoted to understanding property changes during coating formation. In this regard, coatings pose a significant analytical challenge because of the large property changes and simultaneous generation of volatiles. Analytical characterization during the coating process provides valuable information about coatings and how they change over time. Understanding this will help ensure proper application and utility of the coating for the material and product. There are several approaches that can provide these analytical insights, including spectroscopic, dielectric, thermal and mechanical.

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