About the book
The Paint and coatings industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the whole world, so producers have been obliged to replace solvent based formulations with low-solvent and solvent-less technologies in the past 40 years, and will continue to do so. This book aims at introducing paint and coating formulation, base materials, pigment dispersion and wetting, and paint formation on one hand and coating different systems such as solvent and water borne paints, powder coatings, high solid and UV cure coatings on the other hand. There is also a deep description of versatile formulations with one to multi layer coatings for different purposes from architectural to metal and non metallic surfaces. In the final section, properties of paint and coatings materials aim to be wholly discussed from wet state to dry state at decorative and protective purposes such as Mechanical Properties, Exterior Durability, Coating Rheology, Adhesion Testing, Test Panels, Curing Monitoring.