Comprehensive and authoritative, this up-to-date exploration of the science and technology of paints and surface coatings covers the theory often missing in other texts and introduces state-of-the-art developments and cutting-edge proposals. Offers an easy-to-read account of the principles involved in the optical properties of paints, covering both the physical and aesthetic aspects of opacity and color, and discussing in detail the physics of paint and the physical chemistry of dispersions. Reviews the polymer chemistry of all common paint binders and the technology of pigment use. Suggests a totally new approach to building and house paints that looks at the requirements of substrates. Extensive sections on automotive paints and automotive refinish paints address the demands and performance required in these markets. Valuable chapters on the use of computers in the paint industry and health and safety explore their recent influences on coating developments. This is a completely revised and updated second edition of this very popular book first published in 1987. For all those in the paint industry paint manufacturers and raw materials suppliers industrial paint users and students. Contents: Paint Composition and Applications Organic Film Formers Pigments for Paints Solvents and Thinners Additives for Paint Physical Chemistry of Dispersions Particle Size and Size Measurement The Industrial Paint Making Process Coatings for Buildings Automotive Paints Automotive Refinish Paints General Industrial Paints and Processes Painting of Ships Rheology of Paints Mechanical Properties of Paints and Coatings Appearance Qualities of Paint Specification and Control of Appearance Durability Testing Computers and Modelling in Paint and Resin Formulating Health and Safety in the Coatings Industry.
Publisher: William Andrew Publishing