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28. February 2017

Coatings from A – Z

Paolo Nanetti, Vincentz Network, Hanover, 2016, 2nd ed., 272 p., hardcover, EUR 79.00, ISBN 78-3-86630-638-7,
ebook, EUR 79.00, ISBN 978-3-86630-637-0

The second revised and updated edition of Coatings from A–Z – A concise compilation of technical terms is a compact technical lexicon, providing a comprehensive selection of coatings-related keywords. It serves as an efficient aid to both newcomers to the industry and readers with a technical background. The book is meant as an easy to use aid, made available to all interested people in need of a quick and concise source of information about single headwords of the coating technology. It neither presupposes special coating knowledge nor fundamental chemistry cognitions. Nevertheless, as a compact reference book it is suitable to recall latent coating knowledge, e.g., what has been acquired in seminars and informative conferences or other educational meetings. Its use is also recommended where knowledge gaps have to be filled quickly and selectively, e.g., at customer meetings, trade events, and professional presentations.

For readers with a technical education in coatings, this book can also be helpful as a compact and easy to carry information source, when it may be necessary to have a quick overview of the headwords from different sub-fields of the coating technology and to link single terms so that they contribute to a fuller understanding of the field. In order to improve the general comprehension of this lexicon, chemical formulas and complex scientific explanations have been deliberately avoided. To further increase its practical usefulness for the reader, the lexicon is enriched with many examples of technical applications and practical implications, as well as helped by the creation of cross-references to similar terms. Finally, attached to this book is a register of all German terms with their corresponding English terms and vice versa, in order to facilitate its use as a means for technical translations from one language to the other.


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