Additives for Waterborne Coatings - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9783866308503

Additives for Waterborne Coatings

1st Edition

Authors: Wernfried Heilein
Hardcover ISBN: 9783866308503
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 20th November 2009
Page Count: 240
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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.

Key Features

  • A reference guide to additives for waterborne paints and coatings for scientists and engineers involved in their formulation and use
  • This guide will lead to the successful formulation of waterbornes with properties and performance comparable to solvent-based equivalents
  • Essential information for compliance with workplace health & safety requirements and environmental regulations


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.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Wetting and dispersing additives; Defoaming agents; Rheology additives; Substrate wetting agents; Co-Binder systems; Deaerator agents; Flow control additives; Wax agents; Light stabilizers; Can- and In-can preservation; Water repellent, hydrophobic agents


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About the Author

Wernfried Heilein

Wernfried Heilen is the Director of Technical Marketing in the former Degussa Business Line Tego Coatings & Ink Additive, today Evonik Tego Chemical GmbH. After completing his chemistry studies Wernfried Heilen started working for Wuelfing (PPG) in 1977 in the R&D Department for Industrial Coatings. After moving to Byk Chemie GmbH he assumed responsibility as Product Manager for various product groups. In 1983 he joined Goldschmidt as Head of Technical Service for additives and later for silicone resins as well.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Technical Marketing, Evonik Tego Chemical GmbH, Essen, Germany

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