Effect of Pigment Volume Concentration on Coatings Properties – Part II 

This article by expert author Ron Lewarchik continues the discussion about the effect of pigment volume concentration on coatings properties. He explains critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC), oil absorption, and changes in properties including physical (adhesion, tensile strength/elongation and paint density), durability (resistance to moisture, rust, moisture penetration), and appearance (hiding, gloss, tint strength).



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.