Dictionary CoatingsNon-Convertible Coating Non-Convertible Coating Last updated: February 14, 2020 What Does Non-Convertible Coating Mean? Non-convertible coatings are those coatings that cure or dry due to the evaporation of solvents. No chemical changes occur in the resins when a non-convertible coating transforms from the liquid to the solid state. Once applied, non-convertible coatings can be re-dissolved in the original solvent or a solvent with similar solvency power. Because of this ability these coatings are also known as thermoplastic material coatings. Advertisement Corrosionpedia Explains Non-Convertible Coating An aged or dry non-convertible coated film can be made soluble by the solvent or solvents in which it was originally dissolved. The film, which is made up of the solids of the coating formulation, does not undergo any chemical change upon drying. The resins involved in the drying up of coatings become soluble only when subjected to large quantities of solvent. Therefore, in many parts of the world non-convertible coatings are limited by volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations. Some examples of non-convertible coatings are vinyl and chlorinated rubber. There are several considerations when using these coatings: The surface temperature must not be too high during application Drying times are short Avoid a high wind flow over the freshly coated surface Avoid excessive film build Ensure proper ventilation in the painting area An advantage of these coatings is that once applied they form good intercoat adhesion and provide prolonged corrosion and oxidation protection. Advertisement Synonyms Thermoplastic Material Coating Share This Term> Related Terms Volatile Organic Compounds Coating Coalescence Thermoplastic Coating Chlorinated Rubber Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Thermoplastic Powder Thermoplastic Olefin Related Reading How Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures An Expert Guide To Accurate Cathodic Protection Measurements Leveraging AI for Enhanced Corrosion Control in Oil Pipelines Corrosion Jobs: How to Become a Corrosion Technician in 2023 The 6 Corrosive Components That Can Be Found in Crude Oil Tags Prevention Preventative Coatings Substances Corrosion Prevention Substance Corrosion Prevention Substance Characteristics Chemical Compound Coatings Trending Articles Corrosion An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion Chemical Compound 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About Asset Management Understanding Aluminum Corrosion Asset Management If Copper is a Noble Metal then Why Are My Pipes Corroding?