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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Solids content

March 1, 2011
Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What are the technical difference between low solids and high solids finishes? Can high solids be made to shine like a mirror? What level of solids is best for highest level of shine?
The answer:
The solids content for the majority of finishes generally varies from 16 percent to 22 percent, with a growing interest in higher solids up to 30 percent to 32 percent levels. The solids level is the amount of material left (polymer film, waxes, plasticizers, leveling resins, etc.) after everything volatile has left the film, (water, co-solvents, etc.).
The higher the solids content, the more
... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.
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