Drying, film formation and open time of aqueous polymer dispersions
Institute of Thermal Process Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
2 Rhodia Recherches et Technologies, Aubervilliers, France
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Industry has invested significant time and effort to develop water-based paints and varnishes, that show a drying behaviour comparable to that of established solvent-based polymer solutions. To further improve the application properties - open time, film quality and compound distribution - of water-based formulations, it requires a fundamental understanding of the drying and film formation mechanism from colloidal dispersions. This is where this work wants to make a contribution using experimental data and model calculations.
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