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15. Jan 2020 | Raw materials

Architectural coatings in the focus of the January issue

The January issue of the European Coatings Journal is out and features a full package on architectural coatings: a market report, a product overview and expert interviews. The magazine is also available in European Coatings 360°.

Architectural coatings in the focus of the January issue.

Architectural coatings in the focus of the January issue.

Architectural coatings play a key role in how we live and work. Not only do they ensure a beautiful appearance of our environment, they also protect the building fabric and, at best, even healthy indoor air. Architectural paints also play an important role in megatrends like fighting the climate catastrophe. Roof coatings, for example, can help to absorb less solar radiation and reduce the heat build-up in buildings. This reduces the amount of energy required for air conditioning. The advancing climate crisis is now making such strategies marketable in Central and Northern Europe as well. Binders that can be used for such roof coatings are presented in our product overview starting on page 22.

Despite these challenges, the market is growing, especially in developing countries, as our market overview on page 18 shows. However, it is of course still important to satisfy the wishes of customers. For example, they increasingly ask for low-sheen paints that deliver resistance properties of high-sheen paints. The technology behind this is described in our technical focus article on page 24. You can find out even more in the free European Coatings Live Webcast on 24 January at 15:00 CET during which the author will provide further information on the technical article and answer your questions. Registration is free of charge.

The complete issue is now also available at our data bank European Coatings 360°. European Coatings 360° also provides registered users with the opportunity to conduct your research activities online via our quick and effective full-text search and find exactly the information you need for your daily work in the field of coatings formulation.

EC Library Waterbased Acrylates for Decorative Coatings

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Waterbased Acrylates for Decorative Coatings

Aqueous polyacrylates, as binders, dispersing resins and thickening polymers, are nowadays impossible to do without as raw materials in the paints and coatings industry. Since their introduction in the 1950s and 60s, straight acrylic and styrene acrylic dispersions have established themselves as environment-friendly, high-performace alternatives to the solvent-borne, air-drying alkyd resin binders used principally before. The particularly wide performance spectrum and high level of variability of the polyacrylates has enabled the propagation and consistent ongoing development of this product class as binders for coating materials. This book gives an overall view of the preparation and properties of aqueous acrylic dispersions and also the special features pertaining to their use in the architectural coatings sector. Following a general introduction to dispersions and emulsion paints manufacture at the beginning of the book, specialized chapters give a deeper insight into the diverse products such as primers, masonry paints, interior paints, plasters, wood coatings and gloss emulsion paints. The book presents an picture of the preparation of acrylic binders and the formulation of architectural paints. It is aimed both at students and newcomers to the paints and coatings field as well as at experienced dispersion users and practitioners in the paints and coatings industry.

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