Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Binder Demand

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1302

n That amount of binder needed to completely wet a pigment by displacing the air voids. This is determined primarily by: the particle size, shape, chemical composition, and density of the pigment; and the particle size, degree of polymerization and wetting properties of the binder. (Whereas the binder demand refers to a particular pigment-vehicle system, oil absorption is a numerical value assigned to a pigment based on a specific test method.)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA