Why paints & coatings additives selection is the challenge task for formulators?
Additives are generally categorized by function rather than by chemical composition or physical type. Because the actual chemical composition of many additives is proprietary, a formulator may run into problems with chemical side reactions. This can make general recommendations difficult as the lack of structural knowledge means that additive substitutions cannot be made on the basis of fundamental structural chemistry. It is important to consider the total additive package and to always seek recommendations from the manufacturer.
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