Sam Morell is a Chemical Engineering graduate of New York University and founder of S.P. Morell and Company. His work experience includes both technical and marketing positions at Rohm and Haas, BASF, and Air Products and Chemicals. Sam has authored numerous technical articles on additives, pigments and resins in various publications including PCI Magazine, Modern Paint and Coatings, The American Ink Maker, and Adhesives Age. He has also presented technical papers at various symposiums including The American Coatings Show, The Waterborne Symposium, The European Coatings Show and Coatings Trends and Technologies.
The Role of ABA Surfactants in Waterborne Formulations
A major challenge within the coating industry is to formulate more environmentally acceptable end products that comply with increasingly restrictive governmental regulations on volatile organic compounds. Application, performance and formulating challenges include wetting over low-energy surfaces, foam, water sensitivity, rheology, and flow and leveling. This presentation will review the chemistry, theory and application of various surfactant types, with an emphasis on ABA structured surfactants for waterborne applications. Topics covered will compare the structures and behavior of both nonionic and ionic surfactants