The Mission: A single book covering the practical and scientific basics underpinning the strategic formulation of modern paint and coatings systems - from physicochemical concepts to the recipes themselves. This book explains and elaborates in some depth on the key principles of coatings formulation. Indispens-able for formulators.
The Audience: Trainees, students and newcomers to the profession who are seeking to acquire a solid grounding in coatings formulation, along with experienced formulators wishing to deepen, extend or refresh their knowledge. A knowledge of chemistry and basic knowledge of binders, pigments and additives are required.
The Value: Coatings formulation explained step by step. The book opens with a look at the composition of coatings, placing special emphasis on the base binder in each type. Advice on specific formu- lations is then given before formulation guidelines are analysed. Throughout, the focus is on coatings formulation and how to arrive at the final recipe. A special feature of the book is its detailed index, which allows the reader to conduct targeted searches for specific aspects of coatings formulation.