Desing and development of self-stratifying systems as sustainable coatings

In this paper we report the design and development of thermosetting polyurethane coatings that self-stratify to two distinct phases upon application and cure. It was demonstrated that kinetically controlled reactions aided by incompatible polymers possessing gradient surface free energies can afford self-stratifying coatings. This investigation also revealed that solvent type, evaporation rate, and gravity did not contribute to stratification of thermosetting coatings. Prototype pigmented systems were applied and cured and characterized by FTIR, SEM/EDX and were evaluated using standard coating test methods. The results of this investigation provide a new understanding of stratification phenomenon and establish that preferentially reactive polymers can be a basis for formulating cross-linkable self-stratifying coatings.
Duration: 23:04
Speaker: Jamil Baghdachi
Company: Eastern Michigan University
Conference: European Coatings Congress
Session: Polyurethanes
Location: Nürnberg
Date: 20.04.2015