What is an Acrylic Polymer Emulsion?

When working with water based acrylic polymers, you will surely come across acrylic polymer emulsions. To better understand what exactly an acrylic polymer emulsion actually is, we should first look at what emulsions are. The word “emulsion” is derived from the Latin word meaning “to milk”, as milk is technically and an emulsion of fat [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Acrylic paint, blog, Inks|0 Comments

Getting Acquainted with Acrylic Paints

In 1934 the first usable acrylic resin dispersion was created by the German chemical company BASF, patented by Rohm and Haas. By the 1940s the first synthetic paint was used, combining some of the properties of oil and watercolor paints to create one of the first water based acrylic polymers. Sometime between 1946 and 1949, [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Acrylic paint, American History, blog, history, Inks|0 Comments

OTTOPOL K12 Reverse the Rusting Process

Here at Gellner we are continually developing unique products to solve specific problems. Rust is one such problem that, even when treated, can still cause additional corrosion. Rust is naturally occurring and metals must be treated to prevent it from causing serious problems. With OTTOPOL K-12 we have developed a solution to stop rust and [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Acrylic paint|0 Comments

Prevent Tannin Stains with Eco-Friendly Emulsion

Have you ever finished a wood project and been disappointed when the finish has been marred by mysteriously appearing dark spots? These spots are caused by naturally occurring tannin, an astringent, plant polyphenolic compound that is a binder for proteins in trees. It is a common problem when working with many wood species and can [...]

Wondering about VOC s? Gellner Industrial Can Clear That Up For You

Environmental safety and health concerns have a lot of people wondering about volatile organic compounds, more commonly known as “VOCs.” A safety industry report says, “Reducing exposure to these chemicals [ VOC s ] can lead to better health outcomes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” The report lists common sources for [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Acrylic paint, history|0 Comments

Understanding Latex and Acrylic Paints

Latex and acrylic paints are water-based and made up of synthetic polymers that resemble natural latex—but there is no actual latex in them. They are an umbrella term, and within this category of synthetic water-based paints are a variety of specific types. This includes acrylics, vinyl acrylics, styrene acrylics, and more. So when you’re looking [...]

By | April 1st, 2015|Acrylic paint|0 Comments