Superhydrophobic hybrid film coatings were developed by applying siloxane-modified polyacrylate in conjunction with organo-modified clay (OMC-20A) and hydrophobic-fumed silica (FS-H15) to glass and cement boards using a dipping process. The study investigated the hydrophobic properties, surface morphology, surface energy, and surface roughness of these hybrid film coatings (HBFCs). The findings highlighted a direct relationship between hydrophobicity and surface roughness, with the most remarkable results achieved when employing 10 parts per hundred rubber (phr) of OMC-20A and 35 phr of FS-H15 in the hybrid coatings, coupled with a four-dip process.
Light weight metal coatings are a class of surface treatments that have gained popularity in recent years due to their unique properties and benefits. These coatings are applied to a substrate to impart various favourable properties such as corrosion resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio, electrical conductivity, as well as thermal stability while reducing weight and improving […]
hot Hot corrosion is a serious problem in petrochemical heaters, boilers, and gas turbines where a material with good oxidation resistance can oxidize severely in the presence of salts and oxides. Hot corrosion is a complex process which involves dissolution or weakening of the passive oxide layer responsible for oxidation resistance and promotion of oxidation […]
Photopolymer coatings are light-sensitive polymers that cure when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. They’re widely used in various industries, including electronics, automotive, and construction, due to their excellent adhesion, chemical resistance, and protective properties. However, conventional photopolymers often suffer from limited UV stability and mechanical weakness. This can lead to premature degradation and reduced performance, […]