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Table 1 The category and type of major components in paints

From: Overview of occupational cancer in painters in Korea

Category Major components
Pigments & fillers Inorganic Essential elements, clays, calcium carbonate, mica, silicas, talcs, titanium dioxide, and red iron oxide
Organic Azo pigments (Benzidine Yellow, etc.)
Binder & resins Natural resins and oils Rosin, vegetable and fish oils
Synthetic resins Cellulosic, phenolic, alkyl, vinyl, acrylic and methacrylic, polyesters and polyurethane resins, phthalic resins, chlorinated rubber derivatives, styrene-butadiene, silicone oils, and etc.
Additives Surfactants & disperser Lecithin, zinc or calcium naphthenate or octoate, oleates, oleic acid, polyphosphates, pyrophosphates, salts of arylalkyl-sulfonic acids and salts of polycarboxylic acids
Driers Metal salts of naphthenic acid (lead, calcium, cobalt, manganese, zirconium, zinc, cerium, lanthanum, and etc.), tall oil acid, 2-ethylhexanolic acid and neodecanoic acid, zirconium, calcium and cobalt-zirconium compounds
Rheological additives Gum arabic, gum tragacanth, starch, sodium alginate, methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol, ammonium caseinate, polyurethane derivates, polyacrylates, maleic anhydride copolymers, mineral fillers, magnesium montmorillonite clays, pyrogenic silicic acid, polyacrylamides, polyacrylic acid salts, and etc.
Plasticizers Dibutyl-, diethyl-, diethylhexyl- and dioctylphthalates, low molecularweight esters of adipic and sebacic acid, tributyl phosphate, castor oil, and polyester resins
Biocides Formaldehyde, isothiazolinones and chloroacetamide
Antiskinning agent Phenol derivatives, methoxyphenol,ortho-aminophenol, and polyhydroxyphenol
Corrosion inhibitors Red lead, zinc, chromium(III), aluminium, calcium and magnesium phosphates
Nanoparticles Titanium dioxide, silver or silver compounds, aluminium, oxide, fullerenes
Light stabilizers 2-hydroxybenzophenones, 2-hydroxyphenylbenzitriazoles, oxalanilides, and 2-hydroxyphenyltriazines
Solvents   Petroleum and coal-tar distillates, alcohols, esters, ketones, glycols, synthesized glycol ethers and esters (mainly ethylene), and propylene glycol derivates