The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

How to select raw materials smarter and faster for your Coatings & Inks formulations? Renowned experts in the field have designed these Selection Guides to assist you further in your selection according to your applications. In this section, we also provide you with Technology Profiles, states of the art of the main raw materials used in Paints, Coatings & Inks.

Selection Guide

Defoamers Selection for Architectural Coatings

By Johan Bieleman

Get familiar with factors to consider when selecting defoamers for your architectural coatings. In this guide, you will find details about the various classes of defoamers, their mode of action, as well as their strengths and limitations per application. It will be useful to develop your flat/ matt wall paints, satin/ eggshell paints, semi-gloss dispersion paints, high gloss paints and clear varnishes.

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Pigment dispersion : Wetting & Dispersing Agents Selection

By Vincent Makala

Bright, vivid and durable colors are one of the most important part of the coatings’ aesthetic definition. Formulators are using pigments in order to bring this color in the paint. But keeping stable these solid particles in a liquid is a complex mechanism which consists in wetting, dispersing and stabilizing the solid particles in the system. This guide will help you to understand this mechanism in order to select the best product for your formulation. Selecting the right wetting and dispersing agent can enhance your paint’s quality, but also lower your production cost !

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Selection Guide

Powder Coatings

By Rogier van Duin

Powder coatings impart significant durability and resistance to abrasion, corrosion and chemicals in comparison to liquid coatings.  Environmental advantages have led the way for the conversion of liquid coatings to powder coatings. In this guide you will learn about advantages, disadvantages, formulation, future trends and their different end-markets applications.

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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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Corrosion Inhibitors for Coatings

By Vincent Makala

Corrosion directly impacts the aesthetics and quality of many finished goods. This guide will apprise you with the role coatings play in the protection of metallic surfaces against the corrosion. This guide will also help you understand the working of corrosion inhibitors in coatings. Read on and explore how to select the corrosion inhibitors to formulate non-toxic coatings with long-lasting performances!

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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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Biocide Selection: In-can Preservation, Dry Film Protection, Anti-fouling...

By Marc Hirsch

The ever-changing global regulatory landscape for anti-microbials additives makes the selection process daunting. But here is a general guide to help your decision. First and foremost is to understand the terminology, as different global regions may refer to the same material by alternate names.

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