Packaging Coatings Dry Matter Matters
Fast and efficient
Schekolin provides coating solutions for cans, tubes and lids produced from metal and plastic. Dependant on function and application technique, the formulation of coatings varies widely and is reflected in the solids content from approximately 30% to up to 80%. According to DIN, the norm solid content of paint is determined by oven drying. At Schekolin, the same results are obtained within a fraction of the time with Halogen Moisture Analyzers from METTLER TOLEDO. The HR83’s graphic user guidance makes it easy for Shekolin’s lab technician to select one of the pre-installed drying methods. If none of the currently accessible methods prove appropriate for a new coating, the built in test function assists in finding the optimal analysing parameters.
Typical drying temperatures for solvent based coatings are between 180-200 °C with drying times varying between only 3-6 minutes. For the moisture analysis, a sample of the pasty or viscous paint is distributed on an absorbent glass fiber filter in order to prevent any film building and to ensure homogenous sample distribution. The fast halogen heating technology, with its highly precise temperature control, ensures that the target temperature is quickly reached and that the sample is evenly heated ensuring accurate and repeatable dry matter data.
Thanks to the HR83 Moisture Analyzer, Schekolin can now develop and test new coatings far more efficiently in comparison to using a traditional drying oven.
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METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.
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