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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

Composition of a Paint Coating

By
Chrissy Stewart
Chrissy Stewart
KTA-Tator, Inc.
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Published:
2015
Page range:
10 - 16
Publication history
December 26, 2014

Abstract

A coating can be defined as a substance spread over a surface to provide protection or to serve decorative purposes. This article discusses two industrial coating components, namely, nonvolatile components such as the resin or binder, pigments, and any additives that may be incorporated into the formulation; and volatile components such as solvents, or water in emulsions and their composition. It provides general information on volatile organic compounds. The article describes the film-forming mechanisms of various coating types, namely, lacquers, chemically converting coatings, latex coatings, alkyds and other resins, which cure by oxidation, moisture-curing polyurethanes and inorganic zinc primers, and powder coatings. The article concludes with a discussion on the functions of the primer, intermediate coat, and topcoat in coating systems.

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Chrissy Stewart, 2015. "Composition of a Paint Coating", Protective Organic Coatings, Kenneth B. Tator

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