Why Dry Film Thickness Measurement is Important
Dry film thickness (DFT) or coating thickness is arguably the most important measurement made during the application and inspection of protective coatings.
Coatings are designed to perform their intended function when applied within the DFT range as specified by the manufacturer. Correct paint thickness ensures optimum product performance. Even the most basic specification will require DFT to be measured.
The Measure of Quality
Regular film thickness measurement helps control material costs, manage application efficiency, maintain finish quality, and ensure compliance with contract specifications.
Paint manufacturers recommend target ranges to achieve optimum performance characteristics and clients expect these parameters to be met.