The use of glass in architecture is growing and is moving towards structural applications. However, the tensile strength of glass cannot be fully exploited because of stress corrosion. This is a corrosion triggered by stress applied to the material and dependent on environmental factors such as humidity and temperature. To protect glass from stress corrosion, we developed a UV-cured coating, characterized by hydrophobicity, barrier to water vapor properties, and good adhesion to glass, thanks to a compositional profile. The coating was obtained by combining a cycloaliphatic diacrylate resin with a very low amount of a perfluoropolyether methacrylate co-monomer, which migrated to the free surface, creating a compositionally graded coating. The adhesion to glass was improved, using as a primer an acrylated silane able to co-react with the resins. With a mechanical load test using the coaxial double ring set-up, we proved that the coating is effective in the inhibition of stress corrosion of glass plates, with an increase of 76% of tensile strength.
|Titolo:||Compositionally Graded Hydrophobic UV-Cured Coatings for the Prevention of Glass Stress Corrosion|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/coatings9070424|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|