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The Universal Selection Source:
Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Replacing Solvents in Industrial Coatings with Solubility Parameters

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Recorded on Oct 31, 2017

Meet your regulatory & safety requirements faster (low toxicity, VOC, flammability...) by understanding how to replace existing solvents and select greener alternatives.

François Magnin will share solvent selection pre-lab tools & techniques based on Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP). He will also present in details, examples and the key factors to consider (solubility volume, solvent evaporation profile…).

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François Magnin Presented By:
François Magnin

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Growing concerns around ecotoxicological profiles of many commonly used solvents in industrial coatings & the advent of newer resins require you to find and work with new & greener alternatives. And, lowering system costs is an added pressure! But, switching from one solvent to another is not easy… Save time & effort by joining this course!

  • Size up your choice of alternative solvents based on a finer understanding of Hansen Solubility Parameters (solubility volume, solvent evaporation profile…)

  • Replace existing solvents and/or blends to meet your needs (cost considerations, new resin chemistries…) by understanding how to use pre-lab tools

  • Meet both regulation & safety requirements (low toxicity, VOC…) with very practical tips for solvent replacement with greener alternatives.

Who should view this course?

Solvent-based industrial coatings formulators involved in formulation optimization and troubleshooting

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:
  1. Introduction
    • Solvents in Coatings
    • Reasons to replace Solvents
    • Scope of the Training

  2. Hansen Solubility Parameters– Theory & Model
    • What are they?
    • How to use them?
    • Application examples:
      • Plasticizer for coatings
      • Solvent Blend for 2K Epoxy
      • Replacing a Solvent

  3. Where to Find Hansen Solubility Parameters
    • Books
    • How to measure or calculate Hansen Solubility Parameters

  4. Conclusion

  5. 30 Mins Q&A-Ask your Questions directly from the expert !

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Members Reviews

Very good course! It explains how to use solubility parameters, and also consider the effect of evaporation rate.

Robert B. , from Americhem, Inc

This very good course gave new applications of products prepared by our company.

Manuel C. , from UBE CHEMICAL EUROPE,S.A

It helped to understand how to optimize solvent blends.

Hong X. , from Cardolite Corporation

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