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Introduction to Pigment Dispersion & Stabilization- Part 2

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Recorded on Mar 16, 2017

Get rid of your pigment & filler dispersion issues & achieve optimum color, hiding power and paint stability by deepening your understanding of root causes & prevention strategies.

Knowing how your choice of ingredients & equipment affect pigment dispersion process and stabilization will help go faster when troubleshooting or optimizing coating performance. 

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Jochum Beetsma Presented By:
Jochum Beetsma
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Today, pigment dispersion technology is a central question for coatings & inks formulators and it requires deeper and deeper expertise to efficiently develop / optimize high-solids, powder and water-based systems or to benefit from nanotechnology.

  1. Analyze faster cause of problems with a comprehensive review of factors impacting stabilization: pigments, equipment, anchor sites, repulsions…
  2. Forget about trials & errors & gain in speed – Opt directly for solutions properly addressing issues at their root causes ( wetting, separation, settling... )
  3. Better select ingredients (pigments, fillers, dispersants, wetting agents...) by learning about simple tests to predict final performance
Introduction to Pigment Dispersion & Stabilization- Part 2

Who should view this course?

Ideally suited for all those who use, formulate, produce, specify and market products based on pigments and fillers.

Course Outline

This introduction course on pigment dispersion is in 2 parts:


1. Introduction
2. Pigment wetting (surface tension -
surface energy)
3. Penetration (capillary flow)
4. Hold-out
5. Wetting agents
6. Particle separation
7. Dispersion equipment (partial)

Case studies to work on (answers provided in Part 2):
- Wetting agents in waterbased paint
- Coating of plastics
- Hydrophobic pigments in water
- Dispersant for ironoxide pigment
- Alkyd resin as dispersant


1. Summary of Part 1
2. Dispersion equipment (continued)
3. Pigment stabilisation
4. Dispersing agents for Paints
5. Stability problems
6. Conclusion

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Members Reviews

Very good information on stabilization theory and practical information.

Neil B. , from Hewlett Packard

Excellent course! It was interesting to learn about the anchoring stabilization and failure.

Amanda P. , from Interplastic Corporation

It explained the topics at a basic level and then went into further detail. The mechanisms were greatly appreciated (the "why").

Robin P. , from DSM Functional Materials

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