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Sustainable locally sourced materials for small-scale paint production

Afolabi, A.O. and Odunola, M. and Ogundipe , Kunle Elizah and Ajao, Adekunle M and Ogunbayo , Babatunde F (2019) Sustainable locally sourced materials for small-scale paint production. In: 3rd International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2019, Online.

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other unsafe chemicals are used in producing chemical paints which releaseharmful gases within the interior spaces where they have been used, whereas, these hazardous elements or components can be removed and replaced with safer and local materials. The aim of this study is to produce a paint product using sustainable locally sourced materials in a small-scale production. Using an experimental approach, a milk-based and clay-based paint were prepared in the laboratory, while physical and chemical tests were carried out such as adhesion test, application test, opacity, drying test, viscosity test and pH test. Clay, Edible starch, Local pigment (Lamp black and local talc), Dry milk and Lime were used as constituent materials in the preparation of the paint products with water as the solvent. Some of the physical and chemical tests carried fell within reasonable PMAN standards for chemical paints. The study recommendsthat more environmental friendly and sustainable materials should be used to replace hazardous materials used in chemical paints for safe environment

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hazardous, Local materials, Paint products, Small-scale, Sustainable materials
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2020 10:09
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2020 10:09

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