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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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Fundamentals of Polymer Design for Waterborne Coatings

Abstract:

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.