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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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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Water Based Folding Carton Inks

By Terence Kenneth

Inks for folding cartons need to be formulated with moderately high gloss and good surface rub resistance. This selection guide will detail the common types of materials used in folding carton segment. It would also help you select waxes, resins, emulsions, defoamers, surfactants and pigments for producing inks for folding cartons.

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Wax Emulsions for Coatings

By SpecialChem

Wax-based additives and wax emulsions are widely used for optimizing the final performance of coatings and inks by efficiently controlling surface properties. A solid understanding of waxes and how they work will allow you to use these performance additives to your greatest advantage. Even with careful selection of the appropriate wax surface modifier, your results will depend on the manufactured quality of the emulsion or dispersion. Learn more about waxes and wax emulsions & understand how you can improve specific surface effect using wax emulsions. Find out key factors to be considered to formulate wax emulsions, their mechanism of action...

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Fillers Selection for Paints and Coatings

By Jochum Beetsma

Get familiar with the key factors to consider when selecting fillers depending on the final properties you want to reach for your paints and coatings. Also, you'll find out detailed information on types of fillers used and their influence on various properties such as abrasion resistance, gloss & matte effect, viscosity etc. when added in formulations whether it is a paint, primer or topcoat!

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Select Curing Agents for Coating Formulations

By Vincent Makala

Curing, or crosslinking, is the mechanism in which a functional entity (single molecule or functionality part of an oligomer, pre-polymer or polymer) reacts during the polymerization process with the other elements to be incorporated in the new polymer chains system. There are various crosslinking methods, and curing agents can improve the polymerization mechanism. Sometimes, curing agents are absolutely required to reach the final coating’s characteristics. Between all the varieties of crosslinking chemistries, this guide will help you select the best curing agent for your coating formulations.

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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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Solvent Based Flexible Packaging Inks

By Terence Kenneth

Review the guidelines to select raw materials dedicated to flexible packaging inks segment. This selection guide would help you select waxes, surface additives, various resins as well as pigments for flexible packaging inks. Both flexographic and gravure printing methods are used for flexible packaging printing. These two methods share the same raw materials, so in this selection guide both printing methods will be grouped and explained together.

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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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Select Adhesion Promoters for Coatings

By Vincent Makala

One of the most important ability in nearly all permanent coatings systems is to adhere strongly onto the substrate after film formation has completed. Indeed, the adhesion of the coating film is a necessity to offer long-term protection and aesthetics. And thus, adhesion promoters are in many cases very helpful additives to achieve the perfect adhesion.Explore more about this useful class of additives, find out main types of adhesion promoters available in the market and understand the selection criteria to choose the best material for your formulation.

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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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