Water-borne coatings use water as a solvent to disperse a resin, thus making these coatings eco-friendly and easier to apply when compared to solvent based ones. In Europe, the rise of interest in water-borne coatings is mainly due to the stringent regulatory scenario and industries' initiatives to reduce VOC emissions. The availability of funding from both public and private entities in Europe further makes it a viable technology for development and adoption.
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Keywords: water-borne coatings, colloidal coatings, water-soluble coatings