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

Powder Coatings

By Rogier van Duin

Powder coatings impart significant durability and resistance to abrasion, corrosion and chemicals in comparison to liquid coatings.  Environmental advantages have led the way for the conversion of liquid coatings to powder coatings. In this guide you will learn about advantages, disadvantages, formulation, future trends and their different end-markets applications.

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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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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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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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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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