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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

Paint defects are unavoidable but they are manageable! Coating application process, exposure to aggressive conditions, inadequate pre-treatment of substrate etc. are among the few reasons leading to paint defects. Explore, in detail, the various causes and preventive measures of common defects that can occur at different stages of work. Learn how to improve the surface properties of your coatings & use of different surface modifying agents so that it matches your consumer requirements.

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Defoamers Selection for Industrial Coatings

By Johan Bieleman

Review factors that are vital while selecting anti-foaming agents for your industrial coatings formulation. Find out more about various classes of defoamers, their functioning and uses in industrial coatings. Also, get a quick brief on risks and benefits linked with each category. And, to further help you select defoamers/anti-foaming agents for your industrial coatings formulations, check out factors which need to be considered according to your substrate, application technology, function of your coating or the film formation chemistry.

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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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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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