Chapter 9

Important Aspects Involved in Pilot Scale Production of Modern Paints and Coatings

Sandeep Rai*; Snehal Lokhandwala    * GRP Limited, 510, A Wing, Kohinoor City C-1, Kurla(W), Mumbai, India Shroff S R Rotary Institute of Chemical Technology, Block No. 402, At & Post Vataria, Bharuch, Gujarat, India

Abstract

Paint, or coating, is defined as a fluid material that when spread on a surface forms a thin, cohesive, durable, and opaque film. It is a dispersion of powdered material (pigment) in a resin solution (vehicle/medium). It is a mixture of liquid and solid that exists in a stable dispersed condition. Prime parameters in paint or surface coatings are production of polymer emulsion with desired chemical composition and physical properties, ...

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