The paints and coatings industries have initiated the requirement for a polymeric “Coating Fingerprint Certificate” (similar to a Mill Certificate for metals) to improve quality assurance. Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) method has been selected as the appropriate method to provide the fingerprinting requirement in addition to other physical & chemical tests which are regularly conducted by the paint &coating manufacturer.
This course will equip the trainee with the knowledge and skills in FTIR analysis for authentication of coating fingerprinting, equipment, mechanics of the FTIR testing, appreciation of the strengths and limitations of FTIR method, interpretation & analysis of FTIR results, and exposure to FTIR sample analysis in the classroom.
Coating Fingerprint Certificate
Sampling standards of materials
FTIR analysis standard for protective coatings
Basic introduction to FTIR
Basic application of a FTIR software
Generation of reference FTIR spectrum
Estimation of degree of similarity in samples
Rejection and acceptance for samples
Dos and Don’ts in FTIR analysis
Running samples using ATR accessories
Interpretation of FTIR test results
Quality Control tools in a FTIR software
Data analysis using a commercial FTIR software
Who Should Attend
Anyone who is interested in the topic and their applications including graduates with bachelor degree through Ph.D level, researchers, chemists, engineers, physicists, or technicians from academic and industry who work in or are beginning to work in the field. Managers in the industry will greatly benefit from this overview lecture course.