Mystery of Drying Aqueous Coatings

Aqueous Coating

It’s well known and understood that washed clothing dries when the wash water is evaporated.  Similarly, paint dries when the diluent solvent is evaporated, leaving a film of dry paint solids. Aqueous coatings dry as volatile components (mainly water), about 60% of the typical formula composition, evaporate or are absorbed by a porous substrate.  Coalescence […]

Water Based Primers

Cork Industries makes a variety of Water Based Primers for Printing and Packaging: Aqueous Primers Metalizing Primers Pre-Metalizing Primers RECOMMENDED WATER BASED PRIMERS-CORKOTE™ 1250 is an aqueous print primer formulated for single side use over wet litho inks. CORKOTE™ 1250 can be applied as a primer on paper, paperboard and film where ink, coating, or […]