Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 15th Edition of the Gardner-Sward Handbook

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9780803170179: Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 15th Edition of the Gardner-Sward Handbook

This manual consists of 79 comprehensive chapters, written by experts in their various fields, reflect the new and updated technologies within the paint and coating industry in the 16 years since the last edition was published. This heavily updated new manual describes briefly and critically most ASTM test methods that are significant in the world of paint technology.

New and updated topics include: -Measurement of gonioapparent colorants
-Surfactants
-Powder coatings
-Understanding osmotic activity in coatings
-Coalescing aids
-Radiation-curable powder coatings
-And much more!

This edition is a valuable guide to the topics, test methods, procedures, and standards of ASTM and other national and international organizations.

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Dr. Joseph V. Koleske is a retired Corp0orate Research Fellow from Union Carbide Corp. in So. Charleston, W.V. After retiremetn he was a Senior consultatn for Consolidated Research, Inc. in Charleston, WV. He has been a member of ASTM Internationa, the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, and the Universsity of Minnesota's CIE and has served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Coatings Technology.

Dr Koleske received his B.S. (CHE) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Paper Chemistry, Lawrence College, Appleton, WI.

He holds more than 1000 patents and is the author of coauthr of more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and books.

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Having been in the coatings industry for over 30 years, I know how useful the Gardner-Sward Manual can be. For years I have relied on the 14th edition of this fine book to answer many of my paint-testing questions, but a lot has changed in the industry since it was published in 1995. I know a lot of hard work has gone into preparing the new and updated 15th edition, and I am really looking forward to it. --Dwight Weldon, President, Weldon Laboratories

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