Paints, inks, and varnishes have to fulfill a full range of end use properties to guarantee high performance. Homogeneity and dispersibility are key parameters to be controlled to develop the best materials.
Sedimentation and aggregation of pigments and particles are common issues in the coating industry. Detecting sedimentation using visual observation or particle size evolution using particle size analyzer remain a challenge and provide partial information by focusing on particle size in diluted media.
Turbiscan provides a fast and accurate answer for pigment and particle sedimentation, with detection capacity up to 1,000 times faster than visual observation. Turbiscan also provides a quantitative analysis of the sedimentation and particle size variation to rank samples for clear formulation optimization or quality control.