General Application Guidelines

AmpArmor™ microcapsules are not recommended as an addition to fully formulated coatings. Some degree of reformulation is typically required.

  • Adjustment of pigment volume concentration
  • Adjustment of pigment size distribution
  • Adjustment of resin chemistry to achieve desired Tg
  • Proper selection of dispersing aids

Our self-healing microcapsules are stable under typical storage conditions. However, caution must be exercised when incorporating capsules into coating formulations as excess shear and/or grinding may cause capsules to rupture.

  • For liquid coatings, adding microcapsules is recommended during the letdown stage.
  • For powder coatings, capsules should be added as a dry blend after extrudate grinding.