- Scientific reference covers all surface coatings, paint types, components and formulations
- Solvent-, water-based, polymeric, metallic, anti-corrosion, powder and advanced active coatings
- Chemical equations, molecular configurations and polymer chains linked to key structure/property relations
- Technical details on specialized coatings for marine, automotive and aerospace
This professional reference is a unified account of the chemistry and materials science of virtually all major resins, paints, polymeric and inorganic coatings. It offers uniform analyses of the chemical formulations and molecular structures of widely used solvent- and water-based paints and coatings, including discussions of binders, pigments and fillers. In the context of a scientific analysis of structure-property relations the book addresses adhesion, shelf-life, durability, volatility, hardness, mechanical, optical and other engineered qualities. Emerging active coatings such as conductive, self-cleaning, self-healing paints/coatings, plus eco-friendly powder coatings, are included.