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Polymer Coatings: A Guide to Chemistry, Characterization, and Selected Applications

Polymer Coatings: A Guide to Chemistry, Characterization, and Selected Applications

Gijsbertus de With

ISBN: 978-3-527-80633-1

Jul 2018

312 pages

$172.99

Description

A practical guide to polymer coatings that covers all aspects from materials to applications 

Polymer Coatings is a practical resource that offers an overview of the fundamentals to the synthesis, characterization, deposition methods, and recent developments of polymer coatings. The text includes information about the different polymers and polymer networks in use, resins for solvent- and water-based coatings, and a variety of additives. It presents deposition methods that encompass frequently used mechanical and electrochemical approaches, in addition to the physical-chemical aspects of the coating process. The author covers the available characterization methods including spectroscopic, morphological, thermal and mechanical techniques.

The comprehensive text also reviews developments in selected technology areas such as electrically conductive, anti-fouling, and self-replenishing coatings. The author includes insight into the present status of the research field, describes systems currently under investigation, and draws our attention to yet to be explored systems. This important text:

• Offers a thorough overview of polymer coatings and their applications

• Covers different classes of materials, deposition methods, coating processes, and ways of characterization

• Contains a text that is designed to be accessible and helps to apply the acquired knowledge immediately

• Includes information on selected areas of research with imminent application potential for functional coatings

Written for chemists in industry, materials scientists, polymer chemists, and physical chemists, Polymer Coatings offers a text that contains the information needed to gain an understanding of the charaterization and applications of polymer coatings.

INTRODUCTION
Classes of Materials
Why Coatings and What Are Their Benefits
Various Applications: Electrical, Decorative/Protective, Wetting Behavior
Generic Problems: Independent of Application: Adhesion, Water/Environmental Resistance
Specific Problems: Dependent on Application: Gloss, Transparency
General Considerations: Multiple Property Relevance, Durability
Outline of Chapters and Selective Topics

POLYMERS AND POLYMER NETWORKS
Characteristics of Polymers
Ideal and Non-Ideal Networks
Kinetics of Network Formation

CLASSIC THERMOSET CHEMISTRIES
Petro-Based Thermoset Chemistries
Bio-Based Thermoset Chemistries
New Bio-Based Raw Materials for Renewable Thermosets

ALTERNATIVE CHEMISTRIES
Solvent-Borne and Water-Borne Coatings
Chemistry of (Hyper)Branched Resins and "High-Solids" Coatings
Powder Coatings
Water-Borne Coatings: Specific Aspects
Radiation Curing

ADDITIVES
Why Additives
Thickeners
Surface Active Agents
Surface Modifiers
Leveling and Coalescing Agents
Catalytically Active Agents
Special Effect Agents

APPLICATION METHODS
Laboratory and Industrial Methods
Dip-Coating
Doctor-Blade Coating
Spin-Coating
Spray-Coating
Electrophoretic Coating
An Example: Automotive Coatings

PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL ASPECTS
Solubility of Monomers, Polymers and Solvents
Intermolecular Interactions and Colloidal Stabilization
Wetting and Dewetting, CA, Regimes, Hysteresis, Topography and Chemistry
Rheology
Emulsions
Adhesion

CHARACTERIZATION
Chemical: IR, Raman, XPS
Morphological: OM, SEM, TEM, AFM, Confocal Optical Microscopy
Thermal and Mechanical: DSC, Rheological Measurements, DMTA, Hardness, Adhesion Tests
Bibliography

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Generic Problems
Sustainability and Durability
Weathering and Water Sensitivity of Polymer Coatings
Color

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COATINGS
Intrinsically Conducting: Bands, Defect Level, Conduction Mechanisms
Extrinsic: Particles, Fibers, Platelets, Percolation
Characterization: 2-Point, (Guarded) 3-Point, 4-Point, Lateral, Through-the-Depth, Frequency Dependence, C-AFM

HYDROPHOBIC AND HYDROPHILIC BEHAVIOR
Hydrophobic: Chemistry, Morphology, Effect of Particles,
Hydrophilic: Chemistry, Swelling, Friction, Integrity

SELF-REPLENISHING COATINGS
Concepts, Requirements and Assessment Methods
Heterogeneous: Capsules, Once-Only, Discrete
Homogeneous: Dangling Chains, Repetitive, Homogeneous

OUTLOOK
Present Status
Systems Under Investigation
Unexplored Systems