Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12757

(British) v Development of wrinkles, often in a well-defined pattern, in the surface of a paint or varnish during drying. This condition results from the irreversible swelling of a partially dried surface skin and may be aggravated by impure gas fumes during stoving in a gas oven in which case it is termed “gas checking.” Webbing is generally regarded as a paint defect but is made use of in some paint finished to give a textured coating (e.g., wrinkling) which obscures minor faults and indentations in the surface to be coated. (Paint/Coatings Dictionary, (1978) Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, Blue Bell, PA, 1978)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA