Coatings are of increasing importance for many industrial products for reasons of decoration as well as stability.
There is a technological challenge caused by various substrates used (e.g. metals, glass, polymers), because different classes of material are applied as coatings, and because many products are reshaped after the coating step.
Crater formation and adhesion problems are therefore among the most common analysis requests.
Car Paint Cross-section
The example shows the chemical composition of a paint cross-section.
The images show the distribution of the different SO3 and Cl representing the different layers as well as the allocation of the imbeded hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) and UV adsorbers (UVA).