The Universal Selection Source: Adhesives Ingredients

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Drying Optimization Strategies for Waterbased Systems

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Recorded on Jul 6, 2016

Achieve the drying rate you WANT for your Waterborne Adhesives, Coatings & Sealants, not the one you passively undergo!

Join Edward Petrie & review latest formulation strategies (additives, drying processes…)  to fasten or slow down your drying rate, without using co-solvents.

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Presented By:
Edward M. Petrie
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Offering the right drying time, for any application, is a key competitive advantage. Imagine an adhesive, which would not deliver its intended strength because of a bad weather or a cold temperature… or a coating that would dry up in twice more time than others. How would that sound? Yes, pretty bad!

A common practice of the past was to add co-solvent, but it increases the VOC level… We have better to share with you! Join this course and you will:


  1. Review mechanisms driving emulsion drying processes and parameters affecting performance properties (drying rate, coating quality, wetting, adhesion, shear...)
  2. Stay in the game by learning best strategies to control drying time through formulation (for faster drying or slower drying, depending on your application characteristics)
  3. Get advice on your own technical challenges by interacting live with our expert Edward Petrie ( >35 year experience)
Formulation Drying Characteristics Waterborne Adhesives Sealants

Who should view this course?

Formulators of waterbased products in the adhesives, sealants and coatings industries

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Value and Importance of Drying to the Waterborne Adhesives, Coatings and Sealants industry
  2. Basic Emulsion Drying Mechanism and Requirements
  3. How to Control Drying Time Through Adhesives & Coatings Formulation
    • Factors that Affect Minimum Film Forming Temperatures (MFFT)
    • Factors that Affect Other Adhesive Coatings and Sealant Quality  
  4. Selection of Materials for New Formulation Development and as Alternatives in Current Formulation
  5. Standard Process for Evaluating Waterborne Coating Characteristics in Specific Formulations
  6. Review of State-of-the-Art Drying Technologies

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