Process Painting & printing
Paint is applied for protection, decoration and reduced wear. Paint protects metals and steels from rust, wood from decomposition, concretes from carbonizing.

Paints are a fluid material composed of pigments, binders, fillers, solvents, and additives. Commonly paints are classified according to the type of binder. Drying can be physical (e.g. tar, bitume, acryl, vinyl) or chemical (e.g. epoxies.)

Examples of paints are alkyd paints, aqueous acrylic dispersions, chlor caoutchouc paints, epoxy paints and tar-epoxy systems.
Danish Name Maling og trykning
Category Surface processes
Painting Airless spray painting
Air spray painting
Electrostatic spraying painting
Printing Aqua transfer printing
In-mould labeling
In-mould printing
Offset printing
Pad printing
Silk screen printing
Environmen- tal notes Depending on the components, printing liquids can be harmful for the environment, as well as for the human health.
Additional info The result of painting strongly depends on many variables, such as substrate, ambiental conditions, previous surface treatments, binder, number of layers, and painting method.
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