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Dry Fall Effect

The dry fall effect is the shorter drying time that allows a dry fall coating's droplets to quickly dry to a non-adhering dust-like consistency after falling a short distance. The dry fall effect in most (Read on)

Past Terms: Film FormerFlaking ResistanceFast Solvent

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Applying a protective coating to metallic surfaces is the most effective method to mitigate corrosion damage. According to National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)... (Read on)
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Solvent cutback is an asphalt or bitumen substance used to lower the viscosity of a hydrocarbon product to enable easier application through a piping or processing Read more

A secondary containment coating is an additional protective layer applied to a corrosion prone surface to remediate the potential failure of the primary layer. It Read more

Solvent release is the chemical property of a coating that reflects its likelihood to allow the evaporation of liquid solvents during the curing process.

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A sulfide stain refers to the change in color of a coated surface that results from a chemical reaction between hydrogen sulfide and pigmented metals such as copper Read more
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