4. step: Parameters

Learn all about the 4th step of the formulation process.

Written by Bine Ledinek
Updated over a week ago

In this section, you are asked to enter the technical parameters of the product.

Here you can add general parameters, like physical form, viscosity, density, solids, as well as specific parameters related to specific types of materials.

On the right side, you can find the navigation that also serves as a summary. After you add parameters, the values appear in the navigation box.

Use the navigation to quickly jump to or the search box above to find the desired parameter.

In inputs, you can also use operators like lower than (<), greater than (>) and equal to (=). You can also enter data in ranges – i.e. if a viscosity of a material is between 500 to 700 mPas, you can enter the value β€œ500 – 700” in the value input.

The parameters, especially the physical state, density of solvents, density, VOC and the solids content are essential for the calculation of physical parameters in the formulation mixer. In case some of these parameters are missing, the calculation will be incorrect. Please enter the VOC in g/l, solids content in % and density in g/cm3 for the calculation to work properly.

When creating materials and/or formulations, please try to provide at least parameters in the general parameters section. This will enable you and your team to find products faster and to keep your virtual lab organized.

Furthermore, the pH value, boiling point and flash point may also affect the calculation of hazards.

The consistency of the data is very important. Sometimes it takes only a minute to enter a parameter but it can save days to your colleague or customer.

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