Crosslinking can improve the properties of most polymers, reducing solvent attack, increasing tensile strength and improving resistance properties. Some reactions might require heat or another energy input, some reaction go at low temperature.
Most high performance industrial coatings require crosslinking to achieve the combination of hardness, flexibility and chemical resistance required for excellent durability. For low VOC high solids or solvent based crosslinking is essential to MW and properties. The processes involved during crosslinking are discussed in the paper on Polymer Fundamentals and in the paper on High Solids Coatings. Some of the latest developments in catalysis is given in the paper on New Catalyst Developments.   


Mechanism Reaction Mechanism of Amino Resins
Mattiello lecture Amino Resins in High Solids Coatings
Amino crosslinker High Solids Methylated Urea-Formaldehyde Coating Composition
Benzoguanamine Electrophoretic Coating Composition
Polymeric Bu. Melamine Stable Electrocoating Composition with Butylated Melamine Resin
Room temperature cure with amines Activated Carboxylic Ester Cross-Linking Agent
ACE Functional Acrylic Copolymer
RT cure one component Water- Emulsified Acrylic Resin or Emulsion and Glyoxal
CLA cationic resins Hydroxyalkylcarbamate containing resins
Elastomeric Networks with HMMM Properties of Crosslinked Polyurethane Dispersions
Roy Tess Award Lecture Melamine Formaldehdye Networks with Improved Chemical Resistance
Acid resistant clearcoats Melamine and Malonate Crosslinking
Blocked Isocyanate Crosslinking with Polyurethanes
Epoxy carboxyl reaction Catalysis of the Epoxy-Carboxyl Reaction
Epoxy homopolymerization Thermal catalysis of high solids cycloaliphatic epoxy formulations
Isocyanate catalysis Catalysis with organotin free catalysts
Blocked isocyanate catalysis Catalysis with organotin free catalysts 

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