Improving Performance in Ambient Cured Latex Paints 

Expert paint and coatings formulator Ronald Lewarchik discusses the causes of poorer performance in ambient cured water-born coatings and provides formulation guidance in this article. Topics covered include the use of commercially available latex polymers and cross-linkers, performance properties of thermoplastic emulsions vs crosslinked emulsions, types of crosslinkable latex compositions and more.



Ronald J. Lewarchik brings 40 years of paint and coatings industry expertise to his role as a paint and coatings industry expert at Prospector. Ron is currently the President and CEO of Chemical Dynamics, LLC, a full-service paint and coatings firm specializing in consulting and product development. Previously, Ron served as an Adjunct Research Professor at the Coatings Research Institute of Eastern Michigan University and was the Vice President of Industrial Research and Technology, as well as the Global Director of Coil Coating Technology for BASF.