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Unlike architectural, industrial coatings are not defined by their aesthetic properties but by their protective ones. Industrial protective coatings are mainly long-lasting coating solutions which allow longer use of industrial facilities or other industrial applications exposed to extreme environmental conditions. Polyurethane, polyester, epoxy and fluoropolymers are the main resins used in industrial coatings.

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Selection Guide

Surface Modifying Agents for Coatings

By SpecialChem

This techno brief will help you avoid paint defects for industrial coatings such as pinholes, orange peel or blocking. It describes how to improve the surface properties of your coatings so that it matches your consumer requirements. You will find advices and guidelines for using silica, silicones, waxes emulsions and surfactants as surface modifiers.

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Selection Guide

Defoamers Selection for Industrial Coatings

By Johan Bieleman

Review factors that are vital while selecting anti-foaming agents for your industrial coatings formulation. This selection guide will detail you about various classes of defoamers, their functioning and uses in industrial coatings. It would brief you with the risks and benefits linked with each category. This guide would also help you in your defoamer selection according to your substrate, application technology, function of your coating or the film formation chemistry.

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Selection Guide

Solvents Selection for Industrial Coatings

By François Magnin

Select the right solvent for your industrial coating formulations from a range provided by the coatings market. The matrices in this selection guide provide a primary evaluation of the different solvent families and some specific solvents within them. This guide also briefs about the main families used in coating formulations: Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Esters, Alcohols and Glycol Ethers.

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Selection Guide

Select Scratch & Mar Resistance Agents for Coatings

By Vincent Makala

Scratch & Mar Resistance agents are recommended in many formulations where improved resistance is required. Due to the influence of an agent on many properties, a correct choice may also positively influence other finished coating's characteristics. Among the large choice of agents available in market, this guide will help you select the right product for your formulation on the basis of its type and important characteristics.

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