Paul Lewis is Technical Manager at Univar Solutions’ Formulation Laboratory in Houston, Texas. He was previously Technical Manager at Quest Industrial Products (now Sherwin-Williams) in Wisconsin, and has also been a formulator and lab group leader at a number of floor care, construction chemicals and coatings companies, including Rust-Oleum. He has been a hands-on technical leader in the CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers) industry for over 25 years, and sits on the American Coatings Association’s Science & Technology Committee.
There are a number of coatings that bond well to aluminum, but in some situations a primer is needed for optimum coating performance. This presentation will introduce novel, very low-VOC, waterborne technology to help bond coatings to aluminum. We will share some test results we’ve obtained in our Formulations Lab and make suggestions on how to get the best from this new technology.