Automated Lab Calculations Simplify Paint and Coatings Formula Management

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For many paint and coatings-based manufacturers, having the ability to dynamically analyze formula specifications can be critical to the product development process.  As the quantity of an item changes, it can be a great asset to be able to see the effect on one of the many specifications pertinent to the product. Being able to view formula specifications, such as the VOC, can be critical to product development and the reduction of errors.

Utilizing Vicinity Manufacturing software allows formulators to easily enable the calculations necessary for obtaining the relevant formula properties – with just a simple click of a button.

Once the ‘Enable lab calculations’ button has been checked, a series of company-defined specifications will appear within the formula. These values will dynamically change as ingredient quantities change, or as items are added or removed, from the formula.


Customizable Reporting Output for Coatings Formula Management

From the formula, users can generate fully customizable reports which can include the various properties that have been calculated.

Populating the Nutritional Calculation Properties

The calculations are based on the various properties associated with the individual items.

With the property values entered at the item level, users can begin reviewing the various formula specifications.

The automated functionality of lab calculations to adjust product values has added simplicity and reduced errors for many paint and coatings manufacturers throughout the nation.   For more information on the functionality and benefits of Vicinity Manufacturing software, please contact me at




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