Acrylic resins for powder coatings: Current generations and future trends
This article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the current generations of acrylic resins for powder coatings.
The article starts with a discussion of some basic polyester and acrylic chemistry, then discusses hydroxyl functional acrylic resins [urethanes], acid functional acrylic resins [TGIC and hybrids], and epoxy functional acrylic resins [GMA]. Potential markets and future trends are also discussed. The author has supplied a glossary to define terms that may be unfamiliar to some readers.