Investigation and optimization of the covering power and coloristic properties of paint coatings of complex composition

Research paper by A. P. Prishivalko

Indexed on: 01 Jan '97Published on: 01 Jan '97Published in: Journal of Applied Spectroscopy


A method for finding the optimum sizes of pigment particles, their volume concentration, and the paint coating thickness that provide the covering power and the required coloristic characteristics of reflected light for the minimum flow rate of pigments is based on using a four-flow approximation of the solution to the equation of radiation transfer in dispersion media and is extended to coatings of complex composition. The capabilities of the method are demonstrated by examples of coatings of mixtures of hematite and rutile particles in a binder with n=1.5 for variations of the modal size and the half-width of the size distribution of the pigment particles.