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Paints and Coatings Industry Expertise

Our team of scientists and chemists have 145+ years of combined industry experience with PhD, MS, and BS in chemistry, biochemistry, biomolecular engineering, analytical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry.

Combined Areas of Expertise: Product development, technical services, field technical support, analytical characterization, competitive analysis, benchmarking, root cause analysis, analytical method development, statistical analysis and design of experiments.

Formulating Expertise and Technical Services in:

  • Architectural Paints and Coatings
  • Industrial and Household Paints and Coatings
  • Packaging
  • Graphic Arts
  • Adhesives
  • Wood Coatings

Team of Scientists145+ Years of Experience

Industry Capabilities

Using state-of-the-art, on-site laboratories, Hydrite chemists are equipped to conduct extensive performance testing to better understand and optimize your formulation. Specific capabilities include:

  • Density: Measures the effectiveness of a defoamer on entrained air in a system
  • Tri-Gloss Measurement: Compatibility of a defoamer in a gloss or sheen paints and coating application (flat, eggshell, semi-gloss, gloss)
  • High Shear Mixing: Determine the efficiency and persistence of a defoamer in surfactant systems under high shear or stress
  • Circulatory Foam Test: Simulate many industrial application conditions to determine the effectiveness of the defoamer in surfactant systems under a circulatory application
  • Drawdown Assessment: Evaluate surface defects and bubble breaking ability in finished paint systems (i.e. craters, orange peel, fisheyes, etc.)
  • D/Emulsification: Formulation expertise to optimize emulsification or demulsification needs
  • Shear Properties: Evaluation of viscosity and shear conditions to understand spray, flow, brushing, and sag properties
  • Storage Stability: Evaluation of the quality of a product with time under the influence of environmental factors (temperature, humidity, light)
  • Shake Test: Fast and simplistic way to measure generated foam in a non-pigmented system


Performance & Property Analysis

  • Particle Size & Distribution
  • Thermal: Evaluation of thermal properties to asses material performance & stability, pourability, degradation, solidification, gloss transition temperatures
  • Viscosity/Rheology: Viscosity, flow, visco-elastic properties
  • Compatibilities: Surface tension, wettability, substrate compatibility
  • Other properties: pH, conductivity, SG/density

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Chemical Identification and Characterization

  • Chemical Analysis and Assay
  • Impurities and Contaminants
  • General Chemistries and Functional Groups
  • Organic and Inorganic Chemistries
  • Molecular Weight and Distribution
  • Liquid and Solid analysis
  • Bulk and Surface Analysis

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