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

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

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

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.

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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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