Arthur A. Tracton

Arthur A. (Art) Tracton – January 17, 1935 – January 26, 2021. Art was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. He graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Chemistry. After serving in the United States Army, Art began a long career as a coatings chemist. He worked at several companies, including National Starch. He was a member of the American Chemical society. Upon retirement, Art became a consultant working in coatings. A longtime resident of Hillsborough and Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Tracton is well-known for his books:

Coatings Technology Handbook

Coatings Technology Handbook is an all-in-one guide to the entire field of coatings technology; this encyclopedic reference covers a diverse range of topics, including basic concepts, coating types, materials, processes, testing, and applications―summarizing both the latest developments and standard coatings methods. Take advantage of the insights and experience of over 100 recognized experts in over 100 chapters to select and apply the best coatings for your product needs.

Emphasizing an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and approaches, the Coatings Technology Handbook reviews the most current testing methods, including infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis, weathering, and cure monitoring, extensively detail detailing a variety of contemporary processes such as screenprinting, flexography, electroless plating, flame surface treatment, embossing, and calendaring. The articles analyze current materials and surface coatings, from resins and thermoplastic elastomers to peelable medical, radiation-cured, leather, metal coatings, and much more.

Publisher: CRC Press, (2000)
Language: English
Pages: 928
ISBN-10: 1574446495
ISBN-13: 978-1574446494

Coatings Materials and Surface Coatings

Drawing from The Coatings Technology Handbook, this book analyzes the raw materials used in the coatings, adhesives, paints, and inks industries. Coatings Materials and Surface Coatings chapters cover the latest polymers, carbon resins, and high-temperature materials used for coatings, adhesives, and varnishes today.

Featuring new and updated chapters, this text examines raw materials categorized into four types: resins, solvents, pigments, and additives. Concise chapters describe the development, chemical and physical properties, synthesis and polymerization, commercial uses, and other raw material and coating characteristics. In addition, the book demonstrates how application methods, environmental factors, and chemical interactions affect each surface coating’s performance. Other unique topics include biocides, fluorocarbon resins, vegetable- and protein-based coatings and adhesives, gravure inks, and artists’ paints.

A comprehensive yet practical source of reference, Coatings Materials, and Surface Coatings provides an excellent foundation for comparing the properties and performance of coatings and choosing suitable materials based on specific service needs and environmental factors.

Publisher: CRC Press; 1st Edition (2006)
Language: English
Pages: 528
ISBN-10: 1420044044
ISBN-13: 978-1420044041