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Storage Stability : How to Check & Avoid Sedimentation

By Jochum Beetsma

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Sedimentation occurs quite often during storage in many paints and inks. Then you lose part of the company production that will be unsuitable for sell. Or you will require re-dispersion efforts before selling, which induces extra costs!

Watch this tutorial and learn how to easily check the sensitivity of your system towards sedimentation. You will then uncover how to adjust your formulation to avoid the problem.

This video tutorial contains real experiences, courtesy of VLCI - Amsterdam.

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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