Date of Award
Masters of Science
Charles B. Hurd
Before any object which has been given a coat of varnish or enamel is ready for use, the varnish film must be converted to the solid state. This is accomplished either by allowing the film to air dry or by baking it. For a considerable number of purposes air drying is satisfactory. However, in some of our largest industrial applications, as for example in portions of the electrical and automobile industries where the most severe requirements are demanded of a varnish film, baking is extensively used. In certain of these manufacturing operations, as in the manufacture of enameled wire, and varnished cambric, the product is almost wholly dependent upon the baking process and the way in which this process is carried out.
Kienle, Roy Herman, "A study of the baking process of oil varnishes and enamels" (1927). Honors Theses. 2225.