Resins are film forming materials used in the production of paints and coatings. It binds the pigment particles into a coherent film that adheres to the substrate. The quality of the resin used in the production of paints and coating decides the durability of the paint. Resins are used depending upon the functional properties of the paint.
Functions of Resin
- To provide gloss and elasticity.
- For the suspension of pigments.
- To provide resistance to water, chemicals and abrasion.
- Makes coating adhere to the surface.
- Acts as a dispersant.
- For drying properties.