Paints, inks and coatings are complex systems comprised of many components – water or organic solvents, film-forming polymers, pigments and property-enhancing additives. We offer a variety of rheological, thermal analysis, separation and mass spectrometry technologies for characterization of these complex systems. Our instruments are used extensively in paint and coating formulations, development of new or modified products and maintenance of product quality.
Waters’ analytical solutions for product testing also enable laboratories to accurately monitor a diverse range of chemicals used in production of paints, inks and coatings. By enabling manufacturers to meet national and international standards for permissible levels of organic compounds, our technologies are helping to ensure the safety of end users, maintain product quality, and protect corporate brands.