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Coating defect described by coating’s inability to form a film during or after application to the surface. Dewetting occurs when surface tension of wet coating is higher than that of the application surface.
General name for additives that are used to (a) perform dispersion of pigments and fillers using less energy in shorter time, (b) increase dispersion stability in the fluid composed of resin and solvent.
Spreading of a fluid on a surface as a thin homogeneous layer due to its lower surface tension than that of the application surface.