Full cure of a coating: usually 72 hours to 5 days.
Substance or mixture of substances added to a resin to promote or control the
curing reaction by taking part in it.
Dulling of a paint surface due to material that
has exuded to the surface, fine solvent popping, roughening of the surface
because of flocculation or poor coalescence, microvoids, etc ...
Additive which increases the ability of the coating to withstand the negative
effects of heat exposure. Heat stabilizers are used to increase the overall service
temperature of the polymer.
Ability of a paint to mask the color of the surface to which it is applied.
Coating which can produce a thick film in a single coat.
Ratio between hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity of surfactants.
HLB gives information about the behaviour of these surfactants in various
Soluble compound used to preserve the moisture content.
Substance which absorbs or has an affinity for water.
Substance which does not absorb or exhibit an affinity for water.