Illustrated, easy to read, and fully indexed, this 285-page hardcover presents a solid review of basic coatings chemistry and the field and laboratory techniques used for analyzing common application defects and coating failures. Individual chapters discuss general principles of coating formulation; why coatings work and why they fail; the role of pigments, additives and solvents; coating types and common failure modes; application-related problems; field, analytical and physical methods; examples of coating failures; the repair of coating failures; and more. Published by John Wiley and Sons.
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