Characterization of Varnish Layers Using Optically Generated Thermal Waves

  • G. Busse
  • D. Vergne
Conference paper


Thermal wave radiometry is applied to the inspection of paint on polymer substrates. Thickness changes and surface effects like contamination and pretreatment are monitored.

The investigation of curing, drying and temperature effects is also possible.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Busse
    • 1
  • D. Vergne
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Kunststoffprüfung und KunststoffkundeUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Germany F. R.

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