Several pieces of equipment are basic and important in the paint and coating industry. However, the newcomers in the industry often remain confused while creating a basic lab for themselves. We will share details about the equipment that is important for anyone to step ahead in the industry. Thus, continue reading with us to learn about the accurate and best way to create an economical and basic lab for raw materials and finished goods.

Paintvision Webinar Focuses on How to Create An Economical And Basic Lab For Raw Material And Finished Goods Testing?

It is always said that before knowing the how it is important to know the why. So let us continue with the need to establish a basic QC/QA laboratory. The first and foremost thing is controlling the quality first. The basic lab will help in checking the sample’s quality. The customer complaints number will reduce, the quality will increase, and meet the market demand. If we talk about the finished goods, the durability of the finished goods will increase with the increase in the quality. Apart from that, there will be consistency in manufacturing as well. These are the reasons to have a basic lab for the raw materials and finished goods.

There must be knowledge about checking and testing the raw materials and finished goods in the labs. Let us move to the types of testing below. The first type of testing is Pigment Testing and TiO2. Firstly, check its physical appearance like colour or any contamination. Whether it’s lump-free or not? Calculate the oil absorption value with the formula, Burette Reading X Density of Linseed Oil / Weight of Pigment Sample. Check the mass tone & reduction tone. The last step is to check the moisture content. Use this formula, Moisture Content equals Total Weight of Sample Taken – Weight of the Dried Sample X 100 / Total Weight of the Sample.

The next testing is Raw Material Testing. In this, you need to check Flow Cup B4, Weight Per Ltr, Film Applicator, Drawdown Charts, Hydrometer 0.5-1.2 kgs/ltr, Mirco Weighing Balance 0.1 gm, Hot Air Oven, moisture Anlyzer, Distillation Apparatus, and more. The instruments required for the testing are a Burette, Pipet, Conical Flask, Erlenmeyer Flask, Pterdish, Glass Plate, and Measuring Cylinder of 100 ml. Apart from that, Finished Goods Testing Instruments are a Flow Cup, Weight, Hot Air Oven, Hegman Gauge, Coating Thickness Gauge, Wet Film Thickness, Gloss Meter, Wet Film, Spectrophotometer, and color matching cabinet. Other testing instruments are a Hygroeter, Beaker, Pterdish, RAL Shade Card, Measuring Cylinder, Funnel, and Stopwatch.


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