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Introduction to Pigment Dispersion & Stabilization- Part 1

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Recorded on Mar 2, 2017

Gain in speed & efficiency when you troubleshoot poor pigment dispersion cases (color strength, hiding power, paint stability, conductivity, corrosion resistance…)

Jochum Beetsma will give you a practical tour into the underlying science (pigment dispersion processand factors influencing it) so you can better identify your problem root causes and opt for the right solution.

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Jochum Beetsma Presented By:
Jochum Beetsma
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Once you understand the underlying science behind the root causes, deciding if you should adjust your ingredients or pigment dispersion process is easy. That’s the key we want to share with you to unlock your performance. Join this course and:

  1. Analyze faster cause of problems with a comprehensive review of factors impacting stabilization: pigments, equipment, anchor sites, repulsions…

  2. Forget about trials & errors & gain in speed – Opt directly for solutions properly addressing issues at their root causes ( wetting, separation, settling..)

  3. Better select ingredients (pigments, fillers, dispersing agent for paint, wetting agents...) by learning about simple tests to predict final performance
Introduction to Pigment Dispersion & Stabilization- Part 1

Who should view this course?

Formulators, Pigment & filler producers & users: This course is right for you if you use or sell pigments & fillers and need a performance boost to get ahead of the crowd. (Few in the industry master these crucial foundations)

Course Outline

The following topics will we discussed during this 2-part introduction formulation course on pigment dispersion:


1. Introduction
2. Pigment wetting (surface tension -
surface energy)
3. Penetration (capillary flow)
4. Hold-out
5. Wetting agents
6. Particle separation
7. Dispersion equipment (partial)

Case studies to work on (answers provided in Part 2):
- Wetting agents in waterbased paint
- Coating of plastics
- Hydrophobic pigments in water
- Dispersant for ironoxide pigment
- Alkyd resin as dispersant


1. Summary of Part 1
2. Dispersion equipment (continued)
3. Pigment stabilisation
4. Dispersants
5. Stability problems
6. Conclusion

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