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Study on the effect of surface tannic acid/silane conversion film on properties of epoxy resin coatings

Tianji Xing (College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China)
Lixia Ying (College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China)
Chunxi Wu (College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China)
Zhen Fu (College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China)
Guixiang Wang (College of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 25 July 2019

Issue publication date: 9 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to improve binding force between the coating and the steel substrate by using chemical modification on the steel surface; at the same time, it can also increase the corrosion resistance of the coating.

Design/methodology/approach

The main components of the conversion film include tannic acid, sodium molybdate and silane coupling agent KH560. After the preparation was completed, the samples were tested and analyzed, including surface morphology, conversion film components, bonding force with organic resins and corrosion resistance. Finally, it drew a conclusion that the conversion film can greatly improve the bonding strength of the steel substrate and epoxy resin.

Findings

When the content of tannic acid is 4 g/L meanwhile the content of KH560 is 20 g/L, the conversion film has the strongest binding force with epoxy resin, from 2.15 Mpa of untreated steel to 4.60 Mpa, growth of 140 per cent. At the same time, the resulting conversion film also improves the corrosion resistance of the steel surface by a small margin.

Originality/value

A method of enhancing the bond between an epoxy coating and steel is provided. Verify the mechanism of this method.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support from the National Nature Science Found of China (No.51305090) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (HEUCFP201814).

Citation

Xing, T., Ying, L., Wu, C., Fu, Z. and Wang, G. (2019), "Study on the effect of surface tannic acid/silane conversion film on properties of epoxy resin coatings", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 66 No. 4, pp. 446-453. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-08-2018-1988

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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