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Novel Technologies and Chemistries for Waterborne Coatings

Timothy F.L. McKenna, Bernadette Charleux, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, Franck D’Agosto, Muriel Lansalot


Over the past decade, we have developed an integrated approach to the study of novel materials, methods and processes for the production of waterborne coatings. This approach is based on a combination of conventional and free radical chemistries, micro-, mini-, and macroemulsion polymerization, and different reactor and dispersion technologies. In this paper, we will show that an integrated approach is one of the more effective ways of developing synergies for the production of waterborne coating materials. Examples will include approaches to develop high solid content, translucent latexes, self-assembling materials, organic and inorganic hybrid latexes, as well as economic means of generating polymerizable miniemulsions for the implementation of these advances in a commercially feasible manner.

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