Now in one easily accessible volume, this second edition of a highly- successful desk reference presents a thoroughly-updated treatment of coatings technology and its numerous applications. Providing extensive references to sources of detailed information, Organic Coatings: Science and Technology, Second Edition helps scientists, engineers, and paint formulators in all branches of the coatings industry to better understand the principles underlying the technology, and use them effectively in the production and application of various types of coatings. Since publication of the second edition, there have been many changes in both the scientific and technological aspects of the organic coatings field. A revised edition of its classic predecessor, "Organic Coatings: Science and Technology, Third Edition" presents a thoroughly updated, systematic survey of organic coatings technology and its numerous applications. Written by four industry experts, this self-contained volume revises and updates the material from the previous edition, making it more useful for scientists and engineers first entering the field, as well as for students in coatings courses. Incorporating recent developments, this book helps scientists, engineers, and paint formulators better understand the principles underlying the technology and use them effectively in the development, production, and application of various types of coatings. It correlates the technology to the current state of knowledge in the field, addressing the complexities inherent in the formulation process which are often overlooked in the professional literature.