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Fundamentals of Polymer Design for Waterborne Coatings


This introductory lecture discusses the general features of polymers used in waterborne coatings, and how these polymers differ from polymers used in traditional solventborne coatings. Various waterborne polymers are classified with regard to their manner of preparation, and fundamental concepts of polymer preparation are introduced. Dispersion of pre-formed polymers into water is discussed. Finally, the basic chemistry of waterborne polymers is discussed for each of the major waterborne coating binder types: alkyds, polyurethane, acrylic, epoxy, and amino resins.