21.06. - 23.06.2022
ABRAFATI 2022: International Exhibition for Suppliers of the Coating Industry
Rotate and flow through thick and thin
Viscosity is an important material property which needs to be specified and controlled to optimize how a liquid flows, spreads, or levels under certain conditions. The byko-visc RT is available as a standard and lite version with models for low, medium or high sensitivity to cover a wide range of applications and versatility in data analysis.
The byko-drive S is an automatic film applicator for consistent drawdowns with user selectable speeds 0 - 200 mm/s. It comes with a glass plate plus clamp or a vaccum plate to fix a variety of substrates.
The byko-drive S is designed to assist the user in achieving consistent film application by maintaining a consistent speed and drawdown pressure. It is compatible with virtually all applicators, both bar and wire types.
This test method evaluates the elasticity of a coating by measuring the damping time of an oscillating pendulum. The shorter the damping time, the higher the flexibility.
The new byko-swing has automated this test procedure to guarantee reliable readings and to save valuable time.
BYK-Gardner offers a wide range of drawdown cards for virtually any material. Typical applications are opacity check, evaluation of spreading rate, paint penetration and flow/leveling behaviour. The test cards are used as substrate for architectural, industrial, automotive, wood finishes or even cosmetic products. Depending on the coating properties film laminated test cards, ideal for solventborne formulations or clearcoated test cards, are available. BYK-Gardner goes to great lengths to test, monitor and keep records of byko-charts to ensure the cards have consistent color and gloss from print batch to print batch.
Why is this important?
Variations in gloss as well as color on test cards can cause erroneous rejection of paint batches - most important for non-opaque finishes.
Is the paint cured at all points of the product?
Ideal cure time and temperature are a hot topic to save energy and money. The BYK-Gardner temp-gard, a high quality temperature data logger offers temperature data storage for six up to twelve temperature sensors.
The temp-chart software shows the temperature profile and analyzes the data based on maximum and peak temperatures. The Cure Index is a fast Pass/Fail method to determine cure status. Combined with Cure Chart analysis line speed and temperature can be optimized.
We offer a Letter of Conformance for all physical test products without certificates. It references international standards, which the product is in compliance. Thus, you can be assured of the high quality of your testing tool.
WEBseminar: BYK-Gardner "60 Minutes"
Controlling film thickness helps to save material costs and ensures that color, appearance and physical properties of your specific application are maintained.
The adhesive strength of a coating is of particular importance for the mechanical behavior as well as for the corrosion protection.
How to easily evaluate adhesion of single- or multi-coat systems
How to measure abrasion resistance of paints & coatings