Speed up your coating development

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Speed up your coating development

FormulationHigh-Throughput Screening solutionFormulationcustomized formulations possibleliquid and powder dosingmixing and dispersingviscosity adjustmentpH adjustmentSpeed up your coating development!There is no longer any need to perform elaborate and expensiveseries of tests when developing coatings. The new highlyautomated High-Throughput Screening equipment at BASF allowsyou to test your coating formulations quickly and economicallywith the aid of robots. This enables you to optimize the pigments,resins and additives contained in your coating formulations tomeet the demands of the particular application. The integratedcharacterization unit enables you to examine in detail the effectsof different formulations on properties such as scratch andchemical resistance.

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Application and curingspray applicationmultilayer applicationvarious substrate handlingapplication by knife bladesUV and thermal curingprocess optimizationequipment to perform extensive tests on up to 100 differentcoating formulations and application tests within one day. This isthe ideal way to test highly complex coating formulations efficientlyand quickly using our leading edge robot – from the raw materialsthrough to the finished paint.04 05

Characterization anddata managementHigh-Throughput Screening solutionIntelligent management of test dataOur High-Throughput Screening facility is embedded into anintelligent data management that assists you in designing yourexperiments and processing your data quickly. The datamanagement administers information on the raw materialsand supports you in varying the composition of coatings andplanning the processing conditions. The test results arerecorded precisely and the data is stored in a database forsubsequent visualization and evaluation. This allows you toidentify optimized coating formulations quickly, and to derivequantitative structure-property relationships. With this informationyou support your technical marketing and offer your customersthe best possible service.

hardnessCorrelation of properties and chemistry300Characterization250color, gloss, film thickness200scratch resistance150100chemical resistance50optical visualizationand documentation050 55 60 65 70 75elasticitydata management• fast visualization of complex data sets• quantitative structure-property relationships• easy identification of optimized solutionsExperience and know-howBASF has extensive expertise in developing coating rawmaterials and applying test methods for coatings. We have beenusing integrated, fully automated facilities for testing andoptimizing coating formulations in our research laboratories forseveral years with great success. When you are going to takeadvantage of our High-Throughput Screening facility to speed upyour coating development?06 07

ContactBASF AktiengesellschaftGlobal Strategic ManagementEV/BB – J 55067056 LudwigshafenGermanyTel.: +49 621 60-40845Fax: +49 621 60-6640845nick.gruber@basf.comThe data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view ofthe many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieveprocessors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply anyguarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions,drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights etc. given herein may change without priorinformation and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibilityof the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislationare observed. When handling these products, advice and information given in the safety data sheetmust be complied with. Further, protective and workplace hygiene measures adequate for handlingchemicals must be observed.® = registered trademark of BASF Aktiengesellschaftwww.basf.com/coatingsBASF AktiengesellschaftPerformance Chemicals forCoatings, Plastics and Specialties67056 LudwigshafenGermanyEVP 2407 e

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