CASE chemicals, also known as CASE materials are important to all facets of global industrial and consumer product manufacturing. The CASE chemicals category are made up of coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers, all of which provide performance, protection, operation, and strength and durability to support and broad range of industries like building and construction, automotive, aerospace, packaging, and marine environments. The formulations and varieties of CASE chemicals are diverse as manufacturers constantly innovate new products to support the evolving automotive market for EVs, nano and electrocoatings, anti-corrosion coatings, low VOC innovations – and that’s just in coatings. The other CASE categories are practically endless in support of finish, texture, longevity, protection, or adhesion.
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Epoxy resins, in the category of CASE chemicals and materials, are not only used for moisture barrier applications, but they are also commonly used for adhesive purposes.
This method shows the measurement of hexavalent chromium in various toy materials in accordance with method EN 71-3 Category II, leveraging unique capabilities of the NexSAR™ Inert HPLC coupled to NexION® ICP-MS.
This study combines FT-IR and TGA analysis of vapor barrier primers to demonstrate a powerful analytical method for confirming the presence or absence of a styrene butadiene resin in primers.
This application note highlights the technique of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) for the analysis of the α (Tg) relaxation of epoxy resin paint samples, where resins were used as a corrosion inhibitor coating for marine applications.
This webinar introduces “Green Building Concepts” and highlights the key factors towards achieving simple green building materials analysis with UV/Vis-NIR and infrared analytical solutions.
DMA is used to investigate the stiffness of materials by applying mechanical stress to a film or coated polymer. The parameters are used to evaluate glass transitions, degree of crystallinity and stiffness behavior of the sample.
This application note describes how Photo-DSC using power compensation technique, is a powerful tool for studying and quantitatively characterizing optically curing materials.
This work highlights the characterization of epoxy materials by Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and measures considerable weight loss after curing. This case study demonstrates a set of three epoxies used in an electronic assembly.
This application note describes how the PerkinElmer STA 8000 analyzer is used to accurately analyze melting characteristics of two high temperature melting systems, including iron-nickel alloys which require oxygen exclusion.
Other CASE Chemicals Testing Methods
This application brief demonstrates that common epoxies can be effectively analyzed by GC/MS-HS as well as the identification and quantitation of the off-gasing that occurs.
This method identifies potential levels of 35 target VOCs in wallpaper samples, using PerkinElmer TurboMatrix™ 650 ATD and Clarus® SQ8 GC/MS, with results and methodology introduced in this study.
Characterization of the thermal properties of EVA copolymers and hot melt adhesives is important for process/product improvement and QA. This method describes how DSC’s rapid heating and cooling delivers great characterization of hot melt adhesives.
This application describes how our FT-IR with Universal Attenuated Total Reflectance (UATR) is used to measure the change in spectral information for rapid curing resins like cyanoacrylates, also known as super-glues.