Solvent Shock

Definition - What does Solvent Shock mean?

Solvent shock is the occurrence of flocculation due to inaccurate solvent application rates during the production of coatings.

Corrosionpedia explains Solvent Shock

Solvents are often required as a reactive component during the formation of corrosion prevention coatings. When these solvents are applied at higher or lower rates than required for proper coat formation the protective component of the coat is lost. This ultimately dilutes the solvent with resin, which causes clusters to form. The generation of these clusters is known as solvent shock.

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