Dr. Katharina Fechtner, Chemist, BASF Coatings GmbH and Jürgen Book, Classic Cars, BASF Coatings GmbH, have provided an in-depth article on paint and paint processes. We are publishing this article here in three parts.
What Paint Can Do – Part 1
How can I not only visually enhance an object but also make it as durable as possible and enable it to be used as long as possible? The answer is simple: by painting it. The underlying science is much more complex, however. But that’s exactly what makes the world of paints and coatings so fascinating and diverse.
Paint cannot be reduced to the sum of its components, however. As with a recipe for the kitchen, the quality of the raw materials, as well as the order of the steps and the processing of the individual components, are important factors for the later properties.