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Mike Bonner of Saint Clair Systems discusses the problems that can arise from adding solvents to liquid coatings to adjust viscosity.
Mike Bonner is the vice president of engineering and technology for Saint Clair Systems. Q: My paint supplier gets really edgy when we add solvent to our coatings to adjust viscosity. Since it all comes out in the oven, does it really matter? A: Most coaters don’t think about the fact that adding solvent to reduce the viscosity of their coating is fundamentally changing the formulation of their paint. But ...READ MORE
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