Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Leveling

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6879

(1) The measure of the ability of a coating to flow out after application so as to obliterate any surface irregularities such as brush marks, orange peel, peaks, or craters which have been produced by the mechanical processes of applying or coating. (2) The property of a freshly spread aqueous polish to dry to a uniform and streak-free appearance. (Paint/coatings dictionary. Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA, 1978; Martens CR (1968) Technology of paints, varnishes and lacquers. Reinhold, New York)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA