Coating technology

The use of waterborne coatings in car finishing applications has grown over the last few years, helped by new legislation in some European countries. It is encouraging that coating professionals who have learned how to use waterborne coatings do not want to go back to using solvent-based coating. In industrial applications in OEM companies, where drying and curing conditions are easier to control, waterborne coatings have been used for a long time. And for more general purposes more and more waterborne products are being developed. The market is growing. The main advantage of waterborne coatings over solvent-based coatings is their low level of volatile organic components. But you have to consider all aspects in which waterborne and solvent-based coatings differ from each other. VOC level. Odor. Durability. Gloss level. Ease of application. Drying behavior.

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