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Water as the only ‘solvent’

Dr. A. Hofland (Research Manager, Waterborne Innovative Products at DSM Resins, Zwolle)

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 March 1992



The paint industry in Western Europe is responsible for a solvent emission of several hundred thousand tonnes. The situation for the Eastern Europe is still not clear, but will certainly be worse than the West. Options for reducing solvent emission include the use of powder coating, UV and EB cured coatings, high solids and waterborne coatings. DSM Resins is able to produce alkyd emulsions for use in solvent‐free paints for decorative applications and maintenance systems. This paper is a further acquaintance with alkyd emulsions and there is a comparison between alkyd emulsions and acrylic dispersions.


Hofland, A. (1992), "Water as the only ‘solvent’", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 12-14.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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