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.

Read more

Selection Guide

Coalescing Agents in Coatings

By Johan Bieleman

Coalescing agents/ film formers are used in dispersion paints for optimizing the film formation process of the polymeric binder particles. Coalescing agents typically reduce the minimal formation temperature and as a consequence, optimize film coherence and properties such as scrub resistance, mechanical properties as well as appearance. This guide will cover the process of coalescence, role of coalescing agents in coatings, different chemistries and properties of coalescing agents.

Read more

Selection Guide

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 !

Read more

Selection Guide

Rheology Modifiers Selection for Paints & Coatings

By Johan Bieleman

Rheology modifiers are vital additives used in almost every coating. Choosing the right rheology modifier for your formulation can be complex keeping in view the existing VOC regulations. This selection guide will help you select the right rheology modifier for your coating formulation. It will first detail the chemistries available for waterborne and solvent borne coatings. It will also uncover benefits and limitations as well as suitable applications.

Read more

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.

Read more

Selection Guide

Select Driers for High Solids and Waterborne Coatings

By SpecialChem

Driers are important additives for paints & coatings as they speed up the autoxidation process. Without these drying catalysts the cross-linking process slows down, allowing the paint layer to dry only after some months post application. With driers the formation of a hard film is accomplished typically within a few hours after paint application. This guide is designed to familiarize you with the drying process, role of driers in film hardening and different types of driers used for coatings. Read on to select the right drier for your high solids and waterborne coatings.

Read more

Selection Guide

Leveling Agents for Coatings

By Vincent Makala

Finding the right leveling agent is often a tedious process, considering all the parameters. It is important to check dosage and product variations to figure out the correct chemistry and fine tune the formulation. Make the selection of your leveling agents easy for your coating formulation by getting answers to most of your questions that arise during the selection process.

Read more

Selection Guide

Substrate Wetting: Wetting Agents Selection

By Vincent Makala

What would be a paint without any correct substrate wetting ? When it is easy to explain that a paint should flow and wet properly the substrate, the real case application of this concept is sometimes complex, especially in waterborne coatings. This guide will remind you the generalities of paint substrate wetting topic and the way to select the best substrate wetting agent for your formulation.

Read more

Selection Guide

Techno Brief: Pigment Technologies

By SpecialChem

Pigments are important constituents in paints and coatings. They are added to paints and coatings formulations to impart color, bulk or a desired physical and chemical property to the wet or dry film. This selection guide will familiarize you with pigments in paints, their types, differences between pigments and dyes, pigment properties, different families of pigments, pigment dispersions, pigment performances, applications in the paints & coatings industry and much more.

Read more

Selection Guide

Wax Emulsions for Coatings: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

How to improve specific surface effects using wax emulsions is often a challenge for formulators. This technology brief will describe the mechanisms by which waxes work, their applications, and how to formulate with wax emulsions & dispersions. It also describes the risks and benefits of Wax Emulsions depending on your application.

Read more

Showing 11 - 20 of 22 documents matching your search
Covestro

Tutorial

How to Maximize Ink Adhesion on PP Flexible Packaging

Learn how to tweak your ink formulation in order to survive heat, moisture, wrinkling...

Sitecore.Data.Items.Item

Back to Top