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What is coatings mar resistance

In many applications, coatings require resistance to accidental damage, such as scratches or dents caused by moving objects on them. One of such applications are coatings of furniture paints, which, in addition to a number of properties such as blocking resistance or resistance to household chemicals, also need resistance to accidental scratches caused by movingContinue reading “What is coatings mar resistance”

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”

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