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ASM Handbook

Protective Organic Coatings

Edited by
Kenneth B. Tator
Kenneth B. Tator
KTA-Tator, Inc.
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ASM International
Volume
5B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-172-6
Publication date:
2015
Book Chapter

Acrylic Coatings

By
Leo J. Procopio
Leo J. Procopio
The Dow Chemical Company
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Published:
2015
Page range:
48 - 62
Publication history
December 26, 2014

Abstract

Acrylic coatings are one of the major generic classes of organic coatings and are prevalent in both architectural and industrial applications. This article provides information on the chemistry of acrylic polymers, the methods used in their manufacture, the relationship between structure and properties when they are formulated into coatings, and how they are being used in coatings. The main discussion points are the differences between solventborne and waterborne technologies and some of the challenges in formulating and applying waterborne acrylic coatings. The article describes the mechanism of film formation of acrylic latex polymers and its effect on final coating properties. It discusses the types of waterborne acrylic latex coatings based on chemical properties and based on applications such as primers, intermediate coats, topcoats, stains, and direct-to-substrate finishes. The article concludes with a description of the advances in the development of waterborne acrylic coatings for maintenance and protective applications.

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Leo J. Procopio, 2015. "Acrylic Coatings", Protective Organic Coatings, Kenneth B. Tator

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