Medium Oil Alkyd Resin

Definition - What does Medium Oil Alkyd Resin mean?

A medium oil alkyd resin is a alkyd binder made with a medium oil to alkyd resin ratio. These resins contain between 40 and 60 percent oil as a modifying agent.

These oil alkyd resins takes less time to dry when compared to long oil alkyd resins. An aliphatic solvent system is considered an ideal solvent system for such type of oil alkyd resins, which means that these resins are completely soluble in aliphatic solvents.

Corrosionpedia explains Medium Oil Alkyd Resin

Alkyd resin paints or any other product that contains alkyd resin finds application in a wide range of paint products where they can be used as a decorative material paint, or as maintenance and contractor paints. These paints or coatings provide excellent gloss and durability to the substrate material. They are easily air-dried and are readily soluble in aliphatic solvents. Coatings systems using these resins are used in air-drying primers for metal or wood, machinery enamels, traffic paints, industrial paints, floor enamels and low bake finishes.

Besides medium oil alkyd resins, there are two more types of alkyd resins: long oil alkyd resins that contain more than 60% fatty acids by weight and short oil alkyd resins that contains contain less than 40% fatty acids by weight.

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