Waterborne coatings are extensively used in interior and exterior paints in various industries including construction, automotive, industrial wood, and marine. Strict government regulations for decreasing volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by solvent-based coatings are driving adoption of these coatings. Also, their high resistance to heat and abrasion, and capability to provide excellent adhesion to surfaces enhance their use across applications.
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Keywords: Water-borne coatings, low volatile organic compounds, refinish coating, water-based coating, corrosion resistance, self-cleaning