Additives for waterborne Coatings
- Wernfried Heilein, Director of Technical Marketing, Evonik Tego Chemical GmbH, Essen, Germany
Waterborne coatings are a growing market segment especially in the US, favored for their lack of toxic solvents and fumes. And the more recent waterborne products now closely emulate the properties and performance of their solvent-based equivalents. The use of waterbornes can reduce costs involved in removing noxious gases from the working environment and protecting staff from their effect. Equally they can eliminate the release of toxic gases in the locations where they are used, and the release of toxic substances into the environment via landfill disposal, etc.
There are special requirements relating to the use of additives in waterbornes, which are set out in this book. Issues such as adhesion are covered in detail.
The author team has provided a state-of-the art survey covering chemistry, functionality, binder technologies and coating types. For each of the major additive types the following key areas are covered: de-aeration, wetting, rheology control, adhesion, foam control, leveling, biocidal control, light stabilization, hydrophobic control, waxes.
Formulators involved in developing, producing, and testing of waterborne coatings and paints for different applications and substrates including can and coil coatings, heavy duty protective coatings, plastics coatings, wood coatings and architectural coatings.