Research & Test Products

Tools For Learning And Non Destructive Analysis

TLCs are available in a number of different forms and a wide range of products is available, including:

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Product Description Application Code # MSDS GUIDE
Sprayable TLC Coating Water Based Thermal Mapping SPN100 34 RT011
Sprayable TLC Coating Water Resistant Thermal Mapping SPN300 36 RT011
Microencapsulated TLC Slurries Cholesteric Flow Visualization Studies SLC40 36 RT010
Microencapsulated TLC Slurries Chiral Nematic Flow Visualization Studies SLN40 37 RT010
Unsealed TLC Mixtures Cholesteric Thermal Mapping UC 39 RT009
Unsealed TLC Mixtures Chiral Nematic Thermal Mapping UN 38 RT009
Unsealed TLC Mixtures Chiral / Cholesteric Combination Thermal Mapping UX 40 RT009
Solvent Black Backing General Purpose SB 41 RT012
Sprayable Black Backing Water Based General Purpose SPB100 42 RT012
Sprayable Black Backing Water Resistant General Purpose SPB300 43 RT012
Binder General Purpose TC20 63 RT012
Clear Overcoat Water Based General Purpose CC100 46 RT012
Clear Overcoat Water Resistant General Purpose CC300 47 RT012
TLC Coated Polyester Sheets Thermal Mapping NP12X12 61 RT013

Flow Visualization:

  • Temperature-sensitive and shear-sensitive unsealed LC mixtures for flow visualization in fluids and on solid surfaces
  • Temperature-sensitive microencapsulated TLC slurries for use as tracer particles in fluid flow visualization

Heat Transfer:

  • Temperature-sensitive microencapsulated, TLC coatings for heat transfer studies, thermal mapping and NDT
  • Polyester sheets coated with microencapsulated TLC mixtures for thermal mapping and NDT
  • Compatible black backing paints, protective overcoats and binder systems

Across the range, standard products are available for each application area. Products can also be custom-made to meet specific performance requirements. Full details are given in an information package which is available for download. Guidelines giving advice on how to best use the products are included.

The sale of our products is supported by three reviews of key publications in the open and patent literature; (A) TLC Technology Background; (B) Heat Transfer and Flow Visualization Studies; and (C) Thermal Mapping and NDT Applications. A note on stability is also included - TLC Technical Note (S). All these documents are available for download, together with our principal technical reference document, The LCR Hallcrest Handbook of TLC Technology.

User's Guides and a comprehensive literature review are available as downloads and are designed to provide you with a broad view of Liquid Crystals. Due to the complexity of research projects we cannot provide project related technical support. If further information is required please contact us.


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