The common method of colorimetric evaluation of coatings and pigments is a manual measurement of the dried surface. This process needs up to several hours and delays production, because the release is depending on the results of the measurements. In addition, test series are quite time intensive with “dry” methods.
How does Q-Chain® LCM work?
The liquid coating material is put on a very precisely rotating disk (Q-Chain® LCM mono on a cylinder) and the film is measured by a modern 3-angle (LCM mono: 1 angle) spectrophotometer. The values are gained, stored and evaluated in our software and put into a database. The whole process takes not more than 3 minutes!
With Q-Chain® LCM, a raise of productivity up to 50% is possible:
1. Faster testing enables companies to accelerate the production process.
2. The method can be used in all process steps – goods receipt, semi-finished products, finished products.
3. If raw materials and semi-finished products are adjusted well, finished products can be finished much faster!