How to understand paint and coating powders at each step of their life-cycle

Paints and coatings have considerable requirements simply by all the different applications and situations they are used for and the different materials they are made of. To cover and understand the whole life-cycle of paints and coatings means to be able to measure and analyze the right properties at any step – from the incoming raw materials, across all intermediary steps like mixing, to the final and finished product. But the life-cycle doesn’t stop with the finished paint or coating – transportation, long-term storage and the applicability are crucial, as well as durability and scratch resistance of the applied materials. No matter whether in development or production, there are many parameters that influence the manufacturing and application process which should be addressed, such as particle size, zeta-potential, powder rheology, surface area and true density. 
Key Takeaways: 
• Know the crucial powder parameters 
• Why these parameters are important for stability and processability 
• Simplicity of obtaining these parameters 

Giorgia De Matteis, Ph.D. Timothy Aschl (English)
Giorgia De Matteis

Giorgia De Matteis works as application specialist for particle characterization and surface charge at Anton Paar GmbH. She graduated from Graz University of Technology with a Master´s degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering and worked as researcher at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz in the field of pharmaceutical technology. 

Timothy Aschl

Timothy Aschl is the global product manager for powder rheology at Anton Paar since 2017. He holds a PhD in chemistry from the École Polytechnique, France, and a Master’s degree in technical physics from the Technical University of Graz, Austria. His research work was focused on biosensors and biofuels.

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