Failure Analysis of Paints and Coatings is intended to provide the reader with an understanding of how to investigate, and solve, the premature failures of industrial coatings. The cracking, peeling, and blistering of coatings can result in widespread damage to the substrates which they are intended to protect, and can result in serious financial consequences. A sound knowledge of coatings chemistry; coupled with a firm understanding of the many field and laboratory techniques available for analyzing such problems, will aid the investigator in solving such failures.
Beginning with a basic review of coatings technology and the chemistry of commonly encountered coatings types, this book:
• looks at both the field and laboratory practices leading to, the elucidation of failure mechanisms
• combines coatings chemistry and analytical techniques
• gives both theory and applications
• discusses both the advantages and limitations of various analytical techniques
• discusses the thought process involved in solving coating failures
• includes step by step examples of case studies