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Colloids in Paints by Tharwat F. Tadros


Colloids in Paints by Tharwat F. Tadros

The first modern approach to relate fundamental research to the applied science of colloids, this series bridges academic research and practical applications, thus providing the information vital to both. Written by the very best scientists in their respective disciplines, this volume describes the role of colloids in paints, highlighting the importance of fundamental research in industrial applications. For surface, polymer and physicochemists, materials scientists, and chemical engineers.


About the editor:

Dr. Tadros is a very well recognized individual in the surface chemistry community and is known to write well.

(Prof. Krister Holmberg, Chalmers University, Goeteborg, Sweden)

The author is a well-known scientist in this field with a long experience in colloid science.

(Henkel KGaA, Dusseldorf, Germany)

Dr. Tadros is well-known in the field of colloid science. High quality can be expected.

(University of Bayreuth, Germany)

Professor Tadros is a well-known expert on the topic. Because of his industrial experience it might be possible to close the gap between fundamentals and the relevance and applications in the practice.

(Dr. Oetter, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany)

Dr. Tadros is a well-known scientist in emulsion and rheology science who can write about fundamentals and applications of surfactants.

(Yokohama National University, Japan)

About the Author

Tharwat F. Tadros was appointed lecturer in Physical Chemistry (1962-1966) at Alexandria University. Between 1966 and 1969, he spent a sabbatical at the Agricultural University of Wageningen and T.N.O. in Delft, The Netherlands. Thereafter he joined I.C.I. and ZENECA until 1994, where he researched various fields of surfactants, emulsions, suspensions, microemulsions, wetting spreading & adhesion and rheology. During that period he was also appointed visiting professor at Imperial College London, Bristol University and Reading University. In 1992, he was elected President of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Science. Since leaving ZENECA, Tharwat F. Tadros has worked as a consultant for various industries and also given several courses in his specialized field. He is the recipient of two medals from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK, and has more than 250 scientific papers to his name.

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Publication date

9th June 2010


Tharwat F. Tadros

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Blackwell Verlag GmbH an imprint of Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH


270 pages


Pigments, dyestuffs & paint technology



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