How to use start point formulations of architectural latex paints

Start point formulations is an inseparable document supplied with raw material samples and other technical materials, which allows both newcomers and the more experienced formulators to see how a given raw material can be used. Of course, it is good if the start point formulation in addition to the list of raw materials and theirContinue reading “How to use start point formulations of architectural latex paints”

The importance of the specific resistance of titanium dioxide pigments in latex paint formulations

Titanium dioxide as a pigment used in latex paints is subjected to a surface treatment, both in the production in the chloride and sulphate process. The surface treatment is used in the rutile form and the anatase form is devoid of surface treatment. The type of surface treatment used has a great influence on theContinue reading “The importance of the specific resistance of titanium dioxide pigments in latex paint formulations”

Oil absorption of pigments and fillers

The oil absorption value is an integral record in technical data sheets of fillers and pigments used in paints. But what is the significance and what are the methods of determining the oil absorption? There are many myths about this parameter and there are several methods of laboratory OAV (oil absorption value) determination. In thisContinue reading “Oil absorption of pigments and fillers”

How to correctly check fineness of grind by Hegman gage

Fineness of grind is a test that is carried out all over the world in the production of paints by grinding in a dissolver or various types of mills. This test allows for a quick assessment of the fineness of pigments and fillers produced as suspensions (e.g. slurries, pigment concentrates, etc.) in the dispersing andContinue reading “How to correctly check fineness of grind by Hegman gage”

Let-down process in the production of latex paints

In many start point formulations, you can see raw materials divided into the grinding stage (in cowles dissolver or bead mill) followed by a process called let-down in which the raw materials such as polymer dispersion, coalescent, defoamer and thickeners and some other additives are listed. You can often find in the practice of paintContinue reading “Let-down process in the production of latex paints”

Formulating premium class latex paints for the US market

The DIY sector expects more and more premium class paints. Latex paints for interior painting are at the forefront of these expectations. Excellent hiding power, low or zero-VOC, no reactive VOC, perfect application properties in the hands of a non-professional painter are only part of the customer’s expectations. The parameters of the durability of theContinue reading “Formulating premium class latex paints for the US market”

Pure acrylic latex plug and play replacing in the formulations. Not so obvious

Replacing polymer dispersion in recipes is a frequent procedure that precedes the market situation, e.g. lack of raw materials, the need to optimize prices or quality reasons, e.g. the desire to modify the formulation to improve the parameters of latex paint. Not every pure acrylic (PA) polymer dispersion brings appropriate properties to the formulation, suchContinue reading “Pure acrylic latex plug and play replacing in the formulations. Not so obvious”

What does creating formulations for clients look like from the inside

The process of creating a formulation is a series of operations that follow one another and are mutually dependent on each other. Many of our clients ask what such a process looks like. I thought that a good idea would be not a technical and substantive article, long but a light to read during lunchContinue reading “What does creating formulations for clients look like from the inside”

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”