Paints, Pigments, and Coatings - CHE 507

Definition and classification of paints and coatings, functions of paints and coatings, oils and varnishes, lacquers and enamels, main constituents of paints, resin chemistry, manufacturing and uses of some pigments: TiO2, carbon black, azo pigments etc., paint formulation principles, rheology of liquid coatings, surface treatment, methods of paint application, concepts of color and its evaluation, quality control, environmental constraints and toxicity. Prerequisites: CHE 501.