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Acrylic Surface Coatings

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 5
Introduction 8
Manufacturing processes 9
Raw materials 9
Waterborne acrylic coatings 10
Resin preparation 10
Emulsions 10
Other waterbornes 13
Coating formulation 15
Other resins 15
Pigments 15
Additives 16
Coalescing aids 16
Surfactants 16
Defoamers 16
Biocides 17
Cosolvents 17
Thickeners 17
Nanoscale particles 17
Other 18
Typical formulations 19
Solventborne acrylic coatings 21
Resin preparation 21
Lacquers 22
Enamels 22
Coating formulation 23
Solvents 23
Additives 24
Typical formulations 24
Acrylic powder coatings 26
Radiation-curable acrylics 27
Environmental issues 28
Supply and demand by region 32
United States 32
Producing companies 32
Production 37
Consumption 38
Architectural coatings 38
Exterior 47
Interior 50
Industrial finishes 51
Automotive finishes—OEM 52
Other industrial coatings 56
Price 63
Resins 63
Coatings 63
Trade 64
Canada 65
Mexico 69
Central and South America 72
Europe 75
Producing companies 75
Production 80
Consumption 81
Architectural coatings 82
Automotive OEM finishes 87
Other industrial finishes 90
Price 91
Trade 92
Middle East and Africa 93
Producing companies 93
Japan 93
Producing companies 93
Salient statistics 98
Consumption 99
Acrylic resins 99
Acrylic coatings 102
Architectural 103
Automotive OEM 105
General industrial products 108
Automotive refinish 108
Price 108
Trade 111
China 112
Other Asia 117
Oceania 122
Bibliography 123

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