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The material selection platform
Coatings Ingredients
The material selection platform
Coatings Ingredients
Online Course

Pigments & Fillers Selection for Optimal Performance & Cost

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Recorded on Jun 28, 2016

Enhance cost efficiency whilst improving scratch resistance, adhesion, barrier properties… at lower VOCs & shorten your development time by methodically selecting your pigments & fillers.

Jochum Beetsma will discuss easy steps to speed-up your selection based on a better use of TDS info (shape, Critical PVC, Moh hardness, oil adsorption value…)

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Jochum Beetsma Presented By:
Jochum Beetsma
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Pigments & fillers play a key role in paints and inks. It goes far beyond color for pigments and cost for fillers… They can help improve key film properties (adhesion, barrier properties, flexibility, mechanical strength, sandability, scratch resistance…) and lower VOCs.


  1. Predict the effect of pigments & fillers on your formulations by simply using their characteristics described in TDS (shape, hardness, critical PVC, oil adsorption…)
  2. Reduce system costs, lower VOC, improve adhesion... by exploiting pigments & fillers at their full potential in your coatings & inks
  3. Troubleshoot faster by having sufficient knowledge on your materials to understand what is happening & how to fix it

Who should view this course?

  • Formulators of coatings, inks and pigment concentrates
  • Suppliers of pigments, additives and fillers for coatings and inks
  • Course Outline

    Principles and phenomena, being associated with production, stability, application and lifetime of coatings and inks will be discussed in this online course. Jochum Beetsma will tackle typical behaviour of liquid systems like dispersion, stability and rheology. We will see how solid raw materials, being pigments and fillers, influence virtually all system properties.

    Summary of the topics as included in the e-Training Course:

    • Properties of liquid systems: rheology, solids content, VOC, colloidal stability, sedimentation and wear of equipment.


    • Properties of films: adhesion, flexibility, permeability, corrosion resistance, hardness, abrasion resistance, sandability, chemical resistance, hiding power and colour strength.


    • Key properties of solid raw materials: particle size, particle shape, specific surface area, oil adsorption value, Critical Pigment Volume Concentration, Moh hardness, surface composition, post-treatment, pH, density and fastness.


    • Link between properties of solid raw materials and properties of complete systems and films resulting from those systems.

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    Members Reviews

    Slides and presenter worked together to be very informative. Was good at explaining technical information.

    Patrick G. , from Andersen Corporation

    It provided great insights on the topic.

    Juliana F. , from Avon Products, Inc.

    An excellent course! I found the information I need about how particle size and properties affect the viscosity and the way the film is formed.

    Diane D. , from iimak

    Very good! Jochum explained things based on practical application in formulation.

    Minedys M. , from Hewlett-Packard

    Very good explanation of the properties of particles and how to use those informations.

    Joel R. , from Folien Fischer AG

    A very good overview of pigments & fillers characteritics and many useful hints and facts.

    Ann-Charlotte H. , from Engwall o. Claesson AB

    Good to hear about different approaches to solving formulation problems.

    Mirceta E. , from Lorama Inc

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