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Paint Defects: How to Solve Crawling & Cratering

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Crawling and cratering, 2 common paint defects, affect both the aesthetic & protective role of the coating film. Because they are often mixed up, formulators can spend hours focusing on the wrong solution.

Watch this tutorial and learn easy lab tests to identify with no doubt if you face cratering or crawling. You will then see the best approach to solve your coating defects, thus reducing your development time.

This video tutorial contains real lab experiences, courtesy of VLCI - Amsterdamso that you know exactly how to solve crawling & cratering when you are back in your lab.

Author : Jochum Beetsma

Jochum Beetsma graduated in physical chemistry from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. He worked at PPG on the development of Industrial Coatings and at DSM Coating Resins on Alkyd Emulsions, Powder Coatings, High Solids, Additives and complete formulations.

Since 2004 Jochum is an independent consultant for companies in coating and ink industry. Multinationals as well as small companies call in the help of Jochum when problems have to be solved or when assistance is needed in New Product Development.

Jochum develops and conducts in-company training programs and he is lecturer within the Dutch Coating Technology training program. Additionally, Jochum is a lecturer of Paint Technology courses for SpecialChem and he is a member of the SpecialChem Expert Team. Jochum writes technical articles for, amongst others, UL Prospector.

Jochum is specialized in the field of New Product Development. He is certified as NPDP (New Product Development Professional) by PDMA, the global leading organization on product development and innovation.

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