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The Chemistry of Synthetic Surface Coatings

Nature volume 143, page 541 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation



THE chemist is penetrating quite far into the paint industry, partly as the result of the introduction of synthetic materials, with the consequence that a good deal is known about such important subjects as the chemical reactions in the varnish kettle, driers, the surface chemistry ofpigments and paints, and the physical chemistry of surface coating. These subjects form the headings of a practical little work by Dr. Krumbhaar, who is himself engaged in the industry in the United States, where theapplication of all sorts of new coating materials is very much encouraged. A pleasing feature of the book is a number of excellent descriptive photomicrographs.

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