Are you in the know about waterborne DTM technology? Take the quiz to find out

 

When waterborne technology merges with a direct-to-metal (DTM) system, you end up with a wide array of perks, from cost savings to sustainability. Do you know the basics of waterborne DTM coatings? Test your knowledge on the quiz.

 

Question 1

What is the main benefit of a direct-to-metal (DTM) coating?

Question 2

What are the primary industries for DTM coatings?

Question 3

When it comes to waterborne DTM coatings, which statement is the most accurate?

Question 4

What are the cost benefits of removing the need for a primer?

Question 5

In what way are waterborne DTM coatings more sustainable?

Question 6

Which set of mechanical properties is NOT important in a waterborne DTM coating?

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We hope the quiz shed light on the cost-effective properties of waterborne direct-to-metal coatings. To learn more about waterborne DTM technology by BASF, feel free to contact a representative or request more information about the following:

 
  • Joncryl OH 8314, a 2K waterborne DTM system with all around great performance.
  • Joncryl PRO 1522 and Joncryl PRO 1524, 1k waterborne DTM systems with high chemical and corrosion resistance.
  • Joncryl 1532, a 1K waterborne system with excellent adhesion to low energy substrates that can be formulated as a DTM.

A It only requires a single coat

B It cures more quickly

C It's more sustainable

D It doesn't require substrate preparation

That's right! DTM coatings are designed to work without a primer. They do have a sustainability angle — for example, when it comes to reducing material waste — but it's not the main draw.
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Sorry. Actually, the main feature of DTM coatings is that they are formulated to work without a primer. Sustainability comes into play — for example, when it comes to reducing material waste — but it's not the main draw.
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A Transportation and aerospace

B Residential and commercial construction

C Industrial maintenance and general metal

D Furniture and wood flooring

Exactly right. DTM coatings are primarily used for general metal parts and industrial maintenance applications like doorframes, windows, interior manufacturing facility infrastructure and airport terminals, to name a few.
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Sorry! The main applications for DTM coatings are general metal parts and industrial maintenance applications like doorframes, windows, interior manufacturing facility infrastructure and airport terminals, to name a few.
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A Waterborne DTM coatings are costly and difficult to formulate.

B Waterborne DTM coatings are more sustainable, but they do not perform as well as their solventborne counterparts.

C Waterborne DTM coatings are more sustainable, and it's possible for them to perform as well or better than solventborne.

D When formulating waterborne DTM coatings, there is often no need to use additives.

Yes! The great news about waterborne DTM coatings is that when you find the right system, such as Joncryl OH 8314, you get the best of both worlds: high performance and sustainability thanks to its low VOC profile.
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Incorrect. Actually, waterborne DTM coatings can be formulated for both sustainability and high performance, as is the case with Joncryl OH 8314. If you have the right partners, they don't need to be cost-prohibitive or difficult to formulate.
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A Saves time

B Saves material

C Saves labor

D All of the above

Absolutely. The single coat translates to shorter application time, less material and reduced labor, all of which saves money in the long run.
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Incorrect. You're partly right, but DTM coatings actually do all three: they save money by reducing application time, material waste and labor costs.
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A They are made with naturally-derived ingredients.

B They have a lower VOC profile.

C Their high water content reduces or eliminates hazardous waste disposal.

D B and C

That's right. Waterborne DTM coatings have higher water content compared to their solventborne counterparts. The lower toxicity makes it easier for formulators to meet VOC regulations, and it often means less (or no) hazardous waste disposal.
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Incorrect. That one was tricky. Waterborne coatings are sustainable in two key ways: for one, they create fewer VOC emissions, and for another, they reduce or eliminate the need for hazardous waste disposal thanks to lower toxicity.
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A Gloss retention and aesthetics

B Chemical and corrosion resistance

C Adhesion and flexibility

D They're all important

You're right! Waterborne DTM coatings must adhere well to the metal substrate, offer good hardness and flexibility, and resist chemicals and corrosion — all while retaining aesthetic properties such as gloss.
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Incorrect. No, that one is still important! Waterborne DTM coatings should provide good adhesion to the substrate, hardness and flexibility, and chemical and corrosion resistance. Aesthetics are also important, as the coatings must do all that while maintaining high gloss.
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