Waterborne: Making a splash

Harbatkin, Lisa
January 2007
Finishing;Jan2007, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p14
The article presents the growth of the use of water-based finishes in the wood industry due to the improvement and availability of materials and the response of manufacturers to environmental pressures induced by the government and the marketplace. Despite the high cost of water-based products, properly coated materials ensure durability of the finishing. Basic health and safety precautions need to be followed for solvent-based formulas for protection purposes.


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