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FT-IR Fingerprinting of Organic Coatings: Possibilities and Practicalities in Industry

04 September 2019 GCE Admin

Abstract: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) can be used as a quality control tool to fingerprint paint and coatings. The fingerprinting of the final cured coating or the uncured liquid paint are both possible; in each case it is possible to achieve good batch to batch correlation. However, the effectiveness of ifngerprinting in detecting formulation changes remains to be seen. The implementation of any fingerprinting program should take into consideration the contstraints and standard practices of paint formulators, as well as other factors that may affect the performance of the final coating.

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