Paints, Coatings & Inks
Paint is a coloured or clear, liquid or solid substance which when applied to a surface and exposed to heat, certain chemicals or air converts to a dry, coherent and adherent film. Therefore paints are used to protect metals, timber or any other surfaces from the corrosive effects of weather, heat, moisture or gases, etc., and also to improve their appearance. Paints in common use are classified as oil paints, water paints, … or even “special paints” (which is used for special purposes).
Many criteria are considered in order for a paint to be evaluated as a good paint. They can be listed as below:
- Completely covering the subsurface
- Easy application
- Resistance against friction, scratching and wiping
- Ability to protect the surfaces against chemical effects such as detergent and soap and environmental effects: rain, sun etc…
- Vivid and pigmented colour
To achieve all these criteria, paint will be composed of pigments, solvents, resins, and various additives. TLD Vietnam – a supplier of chemicals and minerals can provide you Calcium Carbonate (Ground and Precipitated), Titanium Dioxide, and Zinc Stearate that will help you create good quality paint. Our Calcium Carbonate which has at least 97% whiteness with different particle sizes plus high opacity certainly assure the thick covering of your paint. TIO2 has an incredible ability to scatter light, creates long-lasting, high brightness and has special UV light resistance properties to prevent the discolouration in sunlight. Meanwhile, Zinc Stearate helps suspend pigments, improves the grindability and gloss, also acted as flattening agent to lacquers.