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Partial Listing of Research and Testing Equipment Missouri S&T Coatings Institute


  • Fusion Microwave UV System - A UV Curing system with type D, H and V lamps, variable speed belt feed and variable power output

  • Minimum Film Formation Temperature System - Measures the minimum coalescing temperature of a waterborne coating.
  • AC Impedance - Solartron 1287/1260 Corrosion studies, porosity investigations, coalescing, mechanistic studies.
  • Particle Size Analyzer - analysis of particle size in solutions, 0.8nm to 3um.
  • Ultrasonic Microscope - ultrasonic examination of coatings, interfaces, and substrates.
  • Gas Chromatography - Shimadzu GC-14A with C-R5A Chromatopac Data Station Capillary GC used for analysis of solvents and monomer purity.
  • Gradient HPLC - ISCO 2360/2350 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph with Tracor 970A UV, Visible, and refractive index detectors.
  • Instron - Model 1122 with computerized data station for tensile strength, adhesion and similar testing.
  • Gloss - 20, 60 and 85 degree Gloss measurement devices.
  • Atlas UV2000 Weatherometer - Ultraviolet and condensation accelerated weathering testing with automatic ultraviolet intensity adjustment
  • QUV - Ultraviolet and condensation accelerated weathering testing.
  • Q-Fog - Cyclic corrosion testing including Prohesion and ASTM B117.
  • Taber Abrasion - Paint, plastic leather and many other substrates evaluated for abrasion resistance.
  • Linear Abrasion - Taber linear abrasion unit
  • Adhesion - Patti Elcometer 110, CDI Digital Torque Wrench, Elcometer adhesion tester, and cross-hatch adhesion measurements.
  • Scrub Testing - ASTM D 2486-95.
  • Scratch and Mar - ASTM  D  2197, D 2454, D 5178, Mil-P7788A
  • Film Thickness - Magnetic, Eddie current, and Tooke gauges.
  • Density - Micromeritics Accupyc 1330 Helium displacement for solids such as pigments, dry resins, dry paint chips, etc.
  • Color Measurement - Minolta CM-2002, Minolta CM-1000, Byk Gardner Color-Guide, ACS Color SpectroSensor II, Byk Color/Gloss Meter.
  • Viscosity - Stormer, Brookfield Cone and Plate CAP2000, Brookfield Rheometer Model DV-III, Ford cups, Zahn Cups, Gardner Bubble Viscometers.
  • Flash Point - Fisher/Tag Close Cup Tester ASTM D-56
  • Dry Time - B.K. Dry Time Recorder ASTM D5895, Ambient Dry Time ASTM D1640
  • Laser Differential Refractometer - Chromatix KMX-16
  • Plus numerous draw down bars, impact testers, sand abrader, mandrels, etc. for testing application and evaluation of coatings.



  • Meyers Dual Shaft Vacuum Tank Mill
  • Cowles Dissolver
  • Zinger Lab Scale Media Mill
  • Kady Rotor Stator Mill
  • Dyno-Mill Type KDL A
  • Master Servodyne Mill
  • Dual Ball Mill
  • 11 Drill Press Mills
  • 2 Dispermat Mills



  • Tyler Sieve System
  • Combs Gyrator Sieve System
  • Warman Cyclosizer



  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • X-Ray Flourescence
  • Auger Spectroscopy
  • Powder X-ray
  • DSC
  • Tunneling Microscopy
  • FTIR Near, Mid and Far (Microscope attachment also)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy
  • ESCA
  • Mass Spectrometers 8 on campus including FAB, EI, CI, GC/MS, LC/MS, MS/MS
  • Modulated DSC
  • TGA
  • Force Microscopy
  • High Pressure Water Jet


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