This revised and updated edition provides a systematic, up-to-date survey of the principles
underlying the production and use of organic coatings and paints. It does an excellent job of integrating the
theory of polymer chemistry with practical applications of these fundamentals. Sections cover key
properties of coatings, resin types, solvents, color and pigmenting, applications methods, defects, powder
coatings, radiation cured coatings, and much more.
The revised content in the Third Edition of Organic Coatings: Science and Technology
reflects numerous changes in the field, including changes driven by increasing pressure to lower VOC emissions,
reduce energy requirements, and eliminate potential health hazards from organic coatings components.
In addition, the authors have developed new material to make the text more accessible for scientists
and engineers first entering the field, as well as for students taking a coatings course. It presents
concise descriptions of raw materials, physical concepts, formulation, applications, and properties;
offers troubleshooting guidance for coatings scientists and technologists; provides precise definitions
of coatings industry terminology; and directs the reader to a broad range of reference and
bibliographic works. Recommended
From the Preface: ...Entire books could be written about the subject of each chapter, and many
have been. To be as comprehensive as possible in the limited space available, we have had to limit
coverage of each topic and have selected references for readers seeking more detailed information. We
have striven to enhance the usefulness of this edition both as a classroom textbook on coatings science,
as well as a reference book, by improving the presentation of each topic...
Target Audience: Organic, surface, polymer, and coatings scientists, engineers, and paint
formulators in all branches of the coatings industry; also, to researchers concerned with related areas such
as printing inks and adhesives.
Table of Contents:
What are Coatings?
Polymerization and Film Formation
Corrosion Protection by Coatings
Binders Based on Polyisocyanates: Polyurethanes
Epoxy and Phenolic Resins
Other Resins and Cross-Linkers
Color and Appearance
Effect of Pigments on Coating Properties
Solventborne and High-Solids Coatings
Radiation Cure Coatings
Product Coatings for Metal Substrates
Product Coatings for Nonmetallic Substrates
Special Purpose Coatings
Perspectives on Coatings Design