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Domino and Clairet Scientific Feasibility Study Success!


CPACT conducted a feasibility study on the use of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for monitoring the milling of pigment dispersions. The study was a collaboration between CPACT, Domino Printing and Clairet Scientific. Clairet Scientific provided a process ready NIR instrument (ABB FTPA2000, Domino conducted the experiments using their pigment dispersions, and CPACT conducted the data analysis. 

The study showed that NIR spectroscopy could monitor the progress of the pigment milling, and was capable of providing quantitative information about important physical attributes of the dispersions. As a result of this study, Domino and Clairet Scientific are conducting further work to enable use of this technology in Domino’s manufacturing processes.