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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

Alkyd Resins

By
Kenneth B. Tator
Kenneth B. Tator
KTA-Tator, Inc.
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Michael G. Koehler
Michael G. Koehler
Professional Analysis and Consulting
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Published:
2015
Page range:
39 - 47
Publication history
December 26, 2014

Abstract

An alkyd is an ester-based polymer derived from the polycondensation reaction of polyhydric alcohol and polybasic acid. This article provides useful information on the chemistry, production, coating formulations, modification, commercial products, and application methods of alkyd resins. It also provides a section on drying oil, which is used in the manufacture of resins. The article describes the three categories of metals that have been used in drier compounds: primary driers (active or oxidation driers), secondary driers (through-driers), and auxiliary driers. It also provides information on the oil length of an alkyd resin and on solvents, which play a critical role in the formulation and use of the coating. The article concludes with a description of the concerns that a user, specifier, or applicator should be aware of when using alkyd coatings.

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Kenneth B. Tator, Michael G. Koehler, 2015. "Alkyd Resins", Protective Organic Coatings, Kenneth B. Tator

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