European standard for latex paint classification EN 13300

In 2001 CEN (European Committee for Standardization) adopted the European standard EN 13300 ‘Paints and varnishes – Water-borne coating material and coating systems for interior walls and ceilings – Classification’. The purpose of this move was to classify selected parameters of coatings obtained from dispersion paints for painting walls and ceilings inside buildings. This standardContinue reading “European standard for latex paint classification EN 13300”

Freeze-thaw additives in latex paints on the Canadian market

Latex paints are generally not resistant to freezing temperatures. As a result of ice formation, polymer dispersions present in paints are destroyed. The need for heated transport, storage in heated warehouses is standard during periods of intense winter in countries such as Canada. However, there remains the problem of paint handling and heating failure inContinue reading “Freeze-thaw additives in latex paints on the Canadian market”

Latex paint production in slurry process

Depending on the scale and automation of the latex paint production line, production is carried out in one dissolver or in a production line. In Europe, small production companies manufacture paints from start to finish in one dissolver with different tank capacities. Usually it is a ladle dissolver with a movable ladle (300 – 1000Continue reading “Latex paint production in slurry process”

Challenges in the film forming of latex architectural paints

Polymer dispersions used as binders in dispersion paints form a film at specific temperatures characterized by MFFT (Minimum Film Forming Temperature). This is a property given by all latex binders manufacturers in technical data sheets. To reduce the temperature of film formation to the real environment, additives are used to make the polymer particles stickContinue reading “Challenges in the film forming of latex architectural paints”