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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of acrylated guar gum (AGG) as an additive in alkyd resin for improved mechanical properties and to optimize the…
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of acrylated guar gum (AGG) as an additive in alkyd resin for improved mechanical properties and to optimize the results of such an addition.
For studying the effect of AGG on coating properties, guar gum was modified to various degrees of esterification and various compositions of alkyd systems were made by incorporating different concentrations of AGG. The mechanical and solvent absorption of the unmodified and modified alkyd systems were characterized.
The incorporation of AGG into alkyd coating showed significant improvement of mechanical properties over the unmodified one. The modification caused an additional crosslink site through its unsaturation which led to increased crosslink density without phase separation of additive from the alkyd system which was confirmed by SEM scans.
The reactive additive, AGG used in the present study was synthesised using acryloyl chloride. Besides, it could also be synthesised from methacryloyl chloride and the effect of methyl substitution on water and solvent absorption could be studied.
The method developed provided a simple and practical solution to improving the mechanical properties of alkyd coatings.
The method for enhancing mechanical properties of cured alkyd system was novel and could find numerous applications in surface coatings.
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the water vapour permeability and mechanical properties of a solventless epoxy – nano‐platelet nano‐composite system…
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the water vapour permeability and mechanical properties of a solventless epoxy – nano‐platelet nano‐composite system compatibilised with an amino‐silane.
The performance of a nano‐platelet reinforced coating composite was studied with reference to the water vapour permeability and mechanical properties. The effect of addition of coupling agent on these properties was also studied.
The addition of nano‐platelets to the solventless epoxy system resulted in an increased water vapour permeability which was reduced on the addition of coupling agent. The talc‐based films showed a better performance as compared to the montmorillonite based coatings. The mechanical properties of the films increased though the addition of coupling agent showed a larger increase. The gloss of the coatings was compromised on addition of nano‐particles. Comparing coupling agents, the primary amine based silane showed better performance and lower tactoid formation as compared to the secondary amino silane based coupling agent.
The addition of nano‐particles to solventless and other eco‐friendly coatings needs to be studied further. Various other coupling agents could be studied to further improve the performance of these coatings.
The formulation developed could be used to reduce the water vapour permeability and performance of solventless epoxy coatings, which could be used as anti‐corrosive coatings.
The study of performance of nano‐particles in solventless epoxy coatings and their effect on water vapour permeability could increase performance of these reduced VOC coatings.