Drying, film formation and open time of aqueous polymer dispersions
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- Ludwig, I., Schabel, W., Ferlin, P. et al. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2009) 166: 39. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2009-00875-1
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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.