Do you see developments that can increase the application possibilities for water-borne coatings? 1 Water-borne coatings face quite a few limitations and challenges due to the nature of water as solvent. Strong influence of temperature and humidity during application and drying, often fatal impact of apolar surface impurities which do not dissolve in water and cause craters or represent a weakening spot for adhesion to name a few. Consequently the first application areas were found in industries with highly controlled conditions, namely the automotive industry. Nevertheless the high energy consumption of the air conditioning necessary is still perceived ...
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