AND COATINGS LABORATORY
Paint and Coating Chemistry Testing -- Inductively Coupled Plasma
The Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (I.C.P.) can be used
to characterize the inorganic portion of paint chemistry. Typical
applications include the testing of pearlescent pigments, i.e.;
TiO2 or ferric oxide, mica and lead-based constiutents. Analysis
of various solid film lubricant additives can also be analyzed.
ICP can also be used to analyze various types of metallic coatings
on metal substrates, particularly very thin coatings such as chromium,
nickel, cadmium, etc.
With Touchstone's Gas Chromatograph (GC) and Infrared Red Spectrometer
(IR), the organic portion of paints can be analyzed.
Index of Paint and Coatings Laboratory