Zeeshan Ahmada

Department of Research and Development, Primax Paints Company, Lahore, Pakistan


  • Research Article   
    Optimum Composition of Developed Additive Based Insect Repellent Paint
    Author(s): Zeeshan Ahmada22651*, Faiza Hassanb22652, Sana Noorc22653, Munir Ahmadd22654 and Khalid Rashide22655

    Active compounds of Cymbopogon winterianius, Cymbopogoncitratus, Rosmarinus officinalis, Cedrus, and Eugenol, have been reported to have different insect repellant compounds. Control and development of natural insect repellent additive based decorative coating has driven this work to incorporate the essential oils with long chain fatty acids in water-based lab developed conventional paint. In this work, the Additive based Paint was formulated and its ability to repel different insects was determined. The optimum composition of developed additive-based paint was determined by three standard paint analyses which were adhesion, elasticity and insect repellency. As per challenge of Pigment powder and Polymer use for such paint is achieved by testing on Latest instruments. The best composition of additive in paint was found to be 15%. Where it able to repel Pavement Ants, non-biting Flies,.. Read More»

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