Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Wetting

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12808

(1) Power a vehicle possesses of spreading uniformly and rapidly over the surface of pigment particles. A vehicle with good wetting properties assists in the grinding or dispersion of pigments and the ability to wet the surface to which the finished coating is applied. (2) Surrounding the pigment particles with varnish during the ink-making process. Pigments which wet out easily will grind more easily, form better ink bodies, and result in a finer dispersion. (Parfitt, G. D., Dispersion of Powders in Liquids, Elsevier Publishing Co., New York, 1969)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA