Additive that changes the ability of a coating to resist sudden pulls or
Ability of a coating to resist deformation or cracking due to a forceful blow.
Water-soluble biocide used to protect wet paints
against biodegradation (caused by fungi or bacteria) during storage.
Opposite of Compatibility.
Non-reactive pigment, filler, or extender.
Pigment which allows inhibiting corrosion.
Additive which helps to start polymerization.
Examples of initiators are peroxides.
Colored or pigmented liquid or paste composition which consists of two parts: varnish and color.
Natural or synthetic pigment such as metallic oxide, sulfide,
and other salts. Possesses outstanding
heat- and light-stability, weather resistance, and migration resistance.
Presence of dust, dirt or of other foreign matter between successive coats
Adhesion between successive coats of paint.
Syn. Interlayer adhesion
Spray gun in which the fluid and air are combined before leaving the gun.
Mechanical stress caused by contraction of the cured coating film, due to evaporation of solvents,
curing, difference in temperature or aging. This mechanical stress can induce coating defects such as
delamination, cracking... . Internal stress can be reduced using plasticizers, optimizing
film curing, or lowering film thickness.
Fire retardant coating which, when heated, produces non-flammable gases
which are trapped by the film, converting it to a foam, thereby insulating
Additive used in fire retardant coatings. Forms a foam produced by nonflammable gases,
inhibiting flame propagation on the coating.
See Intumescent coating