Internal strain in solvent-cast coatings

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Journal titleJournal of Coatings Technology
Pages6468; # of pages: 5
Subjectcoating (process); drying; solvents; shrinkage; polymeric materials; stresses; paints; Buildings
AbstractAfter mercury amalgamation of their tinplate substrates, the shrinkage of physically drying coatings were measured and identified with their internal strain. This strain arose from the solvent lost between the solidification point of the coating and its final "dry" state. The measurements showed no variation of internal strain with coating thickness or initial solution concentration. A model is presented which explains the results quite successfully. It is based on the assumption that the solidification point can be identified with the solvent concentration which depresses the glass transition of the polymer to the ambient temperature.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number17293
NPARC number20374142
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Record created2012-07-23
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