Test mixture ratios of coating components and how they affect the performance of a coating, such as, resistance to heat, water, chemicals, or radiation.
Ensure that the correct additives, fillers, resins, and cure agents are used in a coating system. Rapidly confirm, with a high degree of selectivity, that coating systems are formulated to the desired properties.
Degree of cure
Measure the progress of cross-linking in coating systems, and the degree of completion. Confirm cure agent/resin mix ratios. Determine the relationship of time, temperature, and presence of trapped solvents on curing processes (VOC guidelines). Minimize trapped solvent in special coatings such as those in contact with foods.