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EMULSIFYING AGENT

A substance, called a surfactant, which intimately mixes, modifies the surface tension of colloidal
droplets, and disperses dissimilar materials that are ordinarily immiscible, such as oil and water,
to produce a stable emulsion. The emulsifier has the double task of promoting the emulsification
and stabilizing the finished product. [Painting/Coatings Dictionary] To accomplish this,
surfactants for water-borne coatings have a hydrophilic (water-loving) group and a hydrophobic
(water-hating) group.


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3 Comments

  • ReplyJayesh parekh09. March 2018

    We r mfr of water based acrelic paint.and we like to increase sheen so pl help..

  • ReplyJayesh parekh09. March 2018

    We r mfr of water based acrelic paint.and we like to increase sheen so pl help..

  • ReplyRuh-Roh21. December 2017

    There is so much jargon in the first sentence alone I couldn't understand anything. At least make the sentences shorter and have someone go through and translate it into layman's terms please.

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