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    It's What's on the Inside that Counts - The Chemistry of Floor Polishes

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    The chemicals that are typically blended to produce a commercial floor polish are listed and discussed with an emphasis on the properties that each brings to the final formulation and polish film. The distribution and function of the components is followed through polish application and film formation.


    polishes, polish properties, polymers, monomers, metal crosslinking, waxes, dispersion particles, solvent classifications, coalescent, plasticizer, defoamer, wetting agent, leveling agent, stabilizer, biocide, slip resistance, gloss, durability, water resistance, detergent resistance, removability, scuff resistance, soil resistance, black mark resistance, film formation

    Author Information:

    Owens, JM
    President, J. M. Owens, Inc., North Wales, PA

    Committee/Subcommittee: D21.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12539S