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Elimination of mudcracking in latex paints by microfibrillated cellulose additives

The application of thick layer water based latex paints is generally seldom made on purpose. Typically wet film thicknesses of 25 – 50 µm (1 – 2 mils) are applied and generally very little is exceeded when wet film is exceeded 100 µm (4 mils) per wet film application. Of course, specially selected latex paintsContinue reading “Elimination of mudcracking in latex paints by microfibrillated cellulose additives”

The importance of the right environment for the application, drying and conditioning of coatings prior to testing

Laboratory tests of coatings are intended to provide knowledge about the properties of paints after they have formed continuous layers. These properties, which vary depending on the type of paint and coating, include scrub resistance, hardness, flexibility, and resistance to accelerated weathering. The coating formation process, depending on the type of binder system and formulation,Continue reading “The importance of the right environment for the application, drying and conditioning of coatings prior to testing”

Washability of low sheen paints based on VAE-emulsion from renewable resources

Sustainable development and the circular economy is not a vision of the future, but the present in the perception of raw materials, also for the production of latex paints. Modifications of the formulations to make them more ecological is not only the elimination of VOC / SVOC, but a real concern for resources in theContinue reading “Washability of low sheen paints based on VAE-emulsion from renewable resources”

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