Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Paper Science and Engineering


It is well known that increased latex usage in pigmented coatings will enhance strength properties. However, the increase will result in lower optical properties. A modified pigment could be advantageous in the binding of adhesive, where as at present a film formation and secondary forces are major influences in the colloidal system.

Preliminary results indicate silane coupling agents were compatible in the rheological systems studied. In addition, care should be exercised in the selection of an adhesive for a specified situation.

These positive results form a sound basis for further investigation of organofunctional silanes as coupling agents in a coating system.