Accession Number:

ADA169675

Title:

Environmentally Acceptable Coatings: Latex Coatings for Wood (Plywoods).

Descriptive Note:

Technical note Oct 82-Sep 85,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

Coatings presently used on Navy shore facilities are mostly of the alkyd type, which use organic solvents in their formulation. These solvents present environmental problems because they contribute to the production of photochemcial smog. Tne Naval Civil Engineering Lagboratory conducted and investigation into the use of latex coatings on plywood to determine to what extent 1 they could be used as alternatives to alkyd paints without loss of performance and 2 performance could be predicted. It was found that latex coating systems can be satisfactorily substituted for traditional solvent-type alkyd coating systems on wood substrates. By a statistical analysis of penetration data, it should be possible to predict field performance of coatings. Keywords Latex paint Wood Environmental restrictions Wood primer Wood topcoat Rough wood Smooth wood.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE