Additive which gives a special aspect to coatings such as
See Special-effect pigments
Effect in the film caused by rapid solvent release. This "boiling"
of solvent causes a pinholed or cratered appearance reducing gloss.
Deterioration of coatings on brick and concrete substrates. Formation of a white powdery
deposit of soluble salts of calcium, potassium, and sodium on the coatings top surface.
Ability of materials to recover their original size, shape and volume after
Electron Beam (EB) curing
Curing of a coating initiated by ElectronBeam.
See UV curing
System of applying a coating in which the coating droplets from an air, air-assisted
airless, or airless spray gun are given an electrical surface charge. These
electrical charged droplets are attracted to an electrically grounded workpiece.
Surface-active substance used to facilitate the dispersion of an immiscible
liquid compounding material in another liquid and to stabilize the emulsion
Two-phase liquid system in which small droplets of one liquid are immiscible
in and are dispersed uniformly throughout a second continuous liquid phase.
Paint which forms an especially glossy smooth film.
Synthetic resin characterized by the presence of the epoxy group, derived from petroleum products that
can be cured by a catalyst or used to upgrade other synthetic resins to form
a harder, more chemically resistant film. This resin possesses high mechanical strength,
good adhesion, and resistance to solvents, acids, alkali, and corrosion. It
usually does not weather well.
Treatment of a surface with an acid, a chemical solution or primer in order
to dissolve loose particles or provide a profile.
Solvent Which is not subject to air pollution legislation.
Organic material (white or colorless, low or non-opaque mineral powder) used in decorative and
architectural for partial replacement of white pigments with minimal
loss of film opacity.
See Filler for industrial paints