It was the editor's intention in the first edition to provide science graduates entering the paint industry with a bridge between academia and the applied science and technology of paints. The great strength and appeal of this book remains that it deals with the technology of paints and surface coatings while also providing a basic understanding of the chemistry and physics of coatings.
- Extensive revision of first edition
- New chapter on computers and modelling
- New chapter on health and safety
a general introduction; Organic film formers; Pigments for paints; Solvents, thinners and dilutents; Additives for paint; The physical chemistry of dispersions; Particle size and size measurement; The industrial paint-making process; Coatings for buildings; Automotive refinish paints; General industrial paints; The painting of chips; An introduction to rheology; The rheology of paints; Mechanical properties of paints and coatings; Appearance qualities of paint
basic concepts; Specification and control appearance; Durability of testing; Toxicological aspects.