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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Acrylic Resins Selection for Coatings

By François Magnin

To select Acrylic Resins for coatings, you would need to know about acrylic resin types, their key characteristics and applications. This guide will help you differentiate between pure acrylic resins and non-acrylic monomers. A brief description about acrylic resin forms like thermoplastic acrylic resins, cross-linking acrylic resins and acrylic latexes is offered as well. This guide also focuses on the main parameters to consider while selecting acrylic resins for your coating formulation.

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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.

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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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Fillers Selection for Coatings

By Jochum Beetsma

Fillers selection for coatings takes into account several aspects which will be dealt with in this selection guide. Many important properties of filler systems are discussed in this guide. It also consists of how these system properties are influenced by the fillers used. The objective of this selection guide is to support you in your fillers selection, depending on the final properties you want to reach for your paints / coatings.

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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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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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Matting Effect Agents: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

In many coating applications there is a preference in the market for matte finishes. Different methods and matting agents exist for indoor and outdoor durable powder coatings. This techno brief describes benefits and features of the main matting agents used in coatings and inks. You will also access basic information about how to achieve a matted paint surface and also how to disperse a matting agent. It provides you an overview of the most popular application fields of matting.

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