European Coatings Handbook

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "European Coatings Handbook", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 29 No. 3.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

European Coatings Handbook

European Coatings Handbook

P. Mischke, M. Groteklaes and T. Brock

Keywords: Publication, Coatings

In the European Coatings Handbook the reader will find not only a conventional account of how coatings are formed from their components (resins, pigments, fillers, solvents, additives), including the many different ways in which these inter-relate, but also recent thinking on ecologically acceptable formulations using high-solids, water-based and powder coatings. Keeping abreast of the times, it also goes into methods of manufacture, application technology, quality testing and, not least, protection of the environment and safety in the workplace.

From this state of the art foundation it deals with all the central aspects of coatings manufacture and processing practice. This makes it equally useful to the reader whether for private study or as background reading to complement a formal course of instruction. The handbook will also help specialist practitioners wishing to update their knowledge.

The choice of themes and content is based on the syllabus of the "Coatings" course at the Fachhochschule (technical university) in Krefeld, Germany, which has, over the course of several decades, established a reputation as the traditional training ground for high flyers in the coatings industry and its downstream sectors. The modern design of the handbook, with its many diagrams and tables, will appeal principally to chemists, engineers and process engineers in the coatings sector, but it will prove very useful to anyone wishing to acquire a solid factual overview covering all aspects of present-day coatings technology.

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