STP1448

    The Interaction and Performance of Commercial and Experimental Fluorosurfactants and Commercial Floor Polish

    Published: Jan 2004


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    Abstract

    Recently, the leading fluorosurfactant used in floor polish applications has been removed from the market. In an effort to qualify replacements, a thorough study of the use of fluorosurfactants in floor polish applications has been conducted. Water based films have always been subject to temperature and humidity differences in real world applications. Floor polishes are formulated to be useful under these conditions of high or low humidity and high or low temperatures. Certain conditions will also affect the flow and leveling performance of these films. Stress conditions, those on the boundaries of real world examples, can define the performance of a floor polish in today's market. Under these stress conditions fluorosurfactants perform differently and affect the performance and characteristics of a floor polish, including failure.

    Keywords:

    floor polish, floor finish, fluorosurfactant, surface tension


    Author Information:

    Cartwright, BT
    Technical Manager - Floor Care, OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., Chester, SC


    Paper ID: STP12540S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D21.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12540S


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