A properly formed film plays a vital role in the quality of coatings. The new book of Peter Mischke helps to acquire an extensive understanding of film formation. From a brief explanation of the main coating concepts over methods of application up to the physical aspects of drying, Film Formation provides a holistic description of the basic principles. It covers also fundamental polymer and physicochemical aspects and in addition to that it contains a brief overview of test methods. It is suited for everyone aspiring to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of film formation. For newcomers, career-changers, students and professionals who wish to deepen their theoretical knowledge of technique and coatings chemistry. Also for experts who wish to tackle specific problems beyond their daily practice.