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Opara et al

Greener Journal of Science, Engineering and Technological Research Vol. 3 (5), pp. 146-152, May 2013.

ISSN: 2276-7835 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 032213543


Production and Study of Factors Affecting the Flexibility of Polyester Paint Using Local Materials


Dr. Opara C.C.1*, Sokore Bekere2, Ugwo Prince Nwenendah3


1 University of Port Harcourt, Department of Chemical Engineering, 2,3School of Graduate Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Department of Chemical Engineering.


*Email: drccopara @ yahoo. com, 3Email: nweneprince @ yahoo. com


The most important functional property of polyester paint is the flexibility. In this study paints were formulated from local raw material and factors influencing their flexibility were investigated, these factors include the amount and percentage of urea- formaldehyde in the paints. The quantity of the urea-form-altitude was varied from 100- 300g/litre in the paint. Flexibility drying time, o-T and I-T bend test were carried out. It was observed that the formulation that had 100 – 180g/litres passed both 0-T and I-T test with a drying time of 120 and 98 minutes respectively, the other paint of 250 – 300g/litres failed the above test but has a fast drying time of 50,30 and 10 minutes.

Keywords: Polyester, Paint, Urea Formaldehyde, Flexibility, Resins.

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