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by Ron Joseph

April, 2006

Paint Making Formulations and Chemistry

Q. I want to set up a laboratory for testing pigments and other components of paints, and the idea is to compare the properties related to the components in paints we will prepare and then test (for as many uses and applications as it is possible), but my problem is that we have few formulas. Can you suggest me some pages on Internet, books and/or newspapers where I will find this information?

A. The Raw Material Suppliers of resins and pigments often publish starting formulations. If I were you, I would start by looking up the names of resin and pigment suppliers and then going to their web sites or writing to their lab directors. Also, you might like to go to Specialty Chem which is an excellent rerseource for the type of information you require. Finally. go to the bookstore at which is the web site for the Federation of Societies of Coatings Technologies.

Best wishes,

Ron Joseph

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