A - Z list of keywords and terms from the coatings industry.
Colour system introduced by the Scandanavian Colour Institute (1979).
Hand held gun, comprising of a series of needles, which are operated by compressed air and used in steel preparation.
Made by reacting cellulose (from wood pulp or cotton) with nitric and sulphuric acids, it is a highly inflammable resin if allowed to dry. For this reason it is always kept dampened with solvent or water. It is generally mixed with other resins and plasticisers (to give the film flexibility).
Coating that is soluble in it's original solvent blend.
Oil that will not dry when exposed to air.
Metals that contain no iron.
Remainder of the coating once the solvent (volatile) has evaporated.