The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 166, Issue 1, pp 39–43

Drying, film formation and open time of aqueous polymer dispersions

  • I. Ludwig
  • W. Schabel
  • P. Ferlin
  • J.-C. Castaing
  • M. Kind
Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2009-00875-1

Cite this article as:
Ludwig, I., Schabel, W., Ferlin, P. et al. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2009) 166: 39. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2009-00875-1

Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Ludwig
    • 1
  • W. Schabel
    • 1
  • P. Ferlin
    • 2
  • J.-C. Castaing
    • 2
  • M. Kind
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Thermal Process Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Rhodia Recherches et TechnologiesAubervilliersFrance