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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Mission Statement:

To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and  to provide revenue to support and advance the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi.

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Surfactants and Defoamers in Waterborne Coatings

Abstract: 

This lecture discussion the use of surfactants and defoamers in waterborne coatings.  The objective is to provide an understanding of the factors that influence surfactant and defoamer selection and performance in coatings.  The course starts with a basic introduction to surface chemistry.  It continues with a discussion of what surfactants and defoamers are and how they work.  The focus is on explaining ways to select surfactants and defoamers to avoid defects and obtain optimal coating performance