Basics of Alkyd Resin Technology 

Alkyds are prepared from the condensation reaction between polyols, dibasic acids and fatty acids. In this article from coatings expert Ron Lewarchik, he discusses how alkyds still play a significant role in the coatings industry, due to their versatility, and because they employ a significant amount of renewable material.




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.