Silicone-containing polymer matrices. The effect of surface layer structure on antisoiling properties

Maria Zielecka 1Elżbieta Bujnowska 1Robert Nowakowski 

1. Industrial Chemistry Research Institute (ICRI), Rydygiera 8, Warszawa 01-793, Poland


The objective of this work is to examine the effect of surface layer structure on antisoiling properties. Fluoropolymers and acrylic resins were applied as organic component of the polymer matrices. The surface properties of protective coatings received from silicone-containing protective matrices were studied based on wettability (dynamic contact angle and surface free energy), atomic force microscopy [AFM], x-ray electron microscopy [ESCA-XPS]. Their morphology, roughness and structural regularity will be discussed to show the effect of organic component on the surface properties. The application properties of such coatings materials were tested based on antisoilig tests, water vapour permeability, water absorption and weathering resistance (freezing, salt and uv resistance).Very good correlation of application properties of these coating materials and their surface properties such as high dynamic contact angle, low surface free energy, surface morphology was observed and will be discussed.


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Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005, Symposium E, by Maria Zielecka
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005

Submitted: 2005-07-29 14:03
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44