How Well Do You Know Your Resin Terminology?
Resins are primary binders in Adhesives, Coatings, Elastomers, and Sealants (ACES), which provide adhesion and substrate protection.
Solvents/cosolvents dissolve resins and coalesces film formation to the substrate.
Substrates are surfaces being coated or adhered to which require external protection by the binder resin system.
Solids are what remain to form a protective film when a solvent evaporates, providing surface protection; this includes solute, pigments, and fillers.
Pigments are dry coloring matter, usually insoluble powders mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products; they add to the overall solids of a system.
Fillers are typically powdered materials of lower cost used to provide reinforcement and physical properties in a certain physical medium; such as a surface coating or substrate.
Tg is the abbreviation for “glass transition temperature”, an essential physical property; temperature region where the resin polymer transitions from a hard, glassy material to a soft, rubbery material.
Thermoplastic resins are polymers that become pliable or moldable above a specific temperature and solidify upon cooling; typically having a high Molecular Weight (MW).
Gloss is a reflectance value defined as shine or luster on a smooth surface; typically the lower the sheen, the easier to clean.
- Full Gloss: 85-100%
- Gloss: 60-84%
- Semi-Gloss: 20-59%
- Low Sheen: 5-19%
- Flat: 0-4%
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