Paint Flow and Flow Testing

Schoff, Clifford K.
January 2012
CoatingsTech;Jan2012, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
The author discusses the production of proper viscosity characteristics in paint flow which is applicable to high shear stress. He states that minimal loss in volatiles can result from brushing and roll coating. The author notes that the risk of performance differences which are not reflected in viscosity testing can be increased by the complexity in solvent packages and pigment loadings.


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