Presenters Name: Ashish Kumar

Employment Title: Sales & Product Manager

Company: Anton Paar (Australia)

Biography: Dr. Ashish Kumar is Sales & Product Manager (Business Unit Characterisation) at Anton Paar Australia and Anton Paar New Zealand. The Characterisation portfolio includes Rheometry, Mechanical Surface Testing, Particle Characterisation, Surface Area and Porosity, Raman Spectroscopy , XRD and SAXS. He is responsible for technical support, application testing, product management and marketing activities for the different product lines, and has been since 2013. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Melbourne (Australia) and has 15 years of rheology experience, five of those in the field of mineral processing and tailings disposal.

Presentation Title: Characterisation of Paints & Varnishes

Presentation Abstract: The world of coatings is a colorful, dynamic realm that extends far beyond aesthetics. Understanding the mechanical and rheological properties of these coatings is essential for ensuring their durability, performance, and longevity. This talk delves into the fascinating realm of paint and varnish characterization, shedding light on essential characterization techniques such as scratch and indentation testing, tribology, and the rheological behavior that dictates their open time.By better understanding these properties, we can unlock the full potential of paints, lacquers, varnishes and protective coatings, ensuring their performance in a wide range of applications.