Special Issue "Advanced Polymeric Materials and Coatings: Synthesis, Properties and Applications"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Functional Polymer Coatings and Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 1290

Special Issue Editor

Jotun Performance Coatings, Jotun A/S, 3211 Sandefjord, Norway
Interests: polymers; organic coatings; polymer synthesis; corrosion protection; polymer characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern life without organic polymers is probably unimaginable. Polymers are vital ingredients of different products we use daily. Polymers are also among the most important ingredients of the organic coatings used for the protection and longevity of various metallic structures across the globe. Organic coatings, applied heavily to protect metallic structures of immense commercial importance (e.g., automobiles, ships, chemical manufacturing plants, wind turbines, oil rigs, etc.), use a variety of polymers as binders, co-binders, rheology modifiers, etc., in a sophisticated balance with the other ingredients (e.g., extenders/fillers, pigments, etc.) in the coatings to perform their desired function in real-life contexts. Therefore, it is important to control the molecular structure and properties of polymers intended for use in coatings.

Although the developments in science and technology have enabled the production of polymers with precisely controlled molecular structures, the industry is still in need of advanced polymeric materials serving multiple and predictable functions with the lowest possible material and monetary cost. The current era of renewable and recyclable polymers has increased the demand for such advanced polymers. Therefore, this Special Issue is dedicated to the publication of research articles disseminating the synthesis, properties and applications of advanced polymeric materials and coatings.

Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Bashir
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • polymer synthesis
  • marine coatings
  • corrosion protection
  • polymeric coating
  • coating application

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A Transparent, and Self-Healable Strain-Sensor E-Skin Based on Polyurethane Membrane with Silver Nanowires
Coatings 2023, 13(5), 829; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings13050829 - 26 Apr 2023
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Electronic skin (E-skin) is increasingly utilized in modern society, yet current E-skin technology suffers from issues, such as opacity, hardness, and fragility. To address these challenges, a novel E-skin was developed using polyurethane (PU) as the matrix material and silver nanowires (AgNWs) as [...] Read more.
Electronic skin (E-skin) is increasingly utilized in modern society, yet current E-skin technology suffers from issues, such as opacity, hardness, and fragility. To address these challenges, a novel E-skin was developed using polyurethane (PU) as the matrix material and silver nanowires (AgNWs) as the sensing material. By leveraging the small degree of microphase separation and lack of crystallization in the PU, combined with the appropriate length–diameter ratio of the AgNWs, the resulting E-skin exhibited a visible light transmittance of 75%. The E-skin also showed excellent self-healing properties (83.63% efficiency in the third repair) and mechanical properties (with almost no degradation after 60 tensile cycles) due to the reversible dynamic cross-linking network within the PU. The synergistic effect of PU and AgNWs resulted in exceptional sensing performance for the E-skin, with a gauge factor of 46 (when ε = 10%). Moreover, the E-skin demonstrated signal stability during human joint motion monitoring and successfully identified different movement states, highlighting its potential for diverse applications. This research presents a simple yet effective approach for producing transparent, durable, and stable E-skin. Full article
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Effect of Fluorocarbon Polymers on Hydrophobicity, Wear Resistance and Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Resins
Coatings 2023, 13(4), 685; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings13040685 - 27 Mar 2023
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In order to meet the anticorrosion and wear resistance requirements of petroleum pipelines, we selected a polymer (FC) containing difunctional hydroxyl propyl acrylate (HPA) and perfluoroalkyl ethyl acrylate (TEAc-N) free radical polymerization to prepare hydrophobic fluorocarbon chain oil and a hydroxyl special functional [...] Read more.
In order to meet the anticorrosion and wear resistance requirements of petroleum pipelines, we selected a polymer (FC) containing difunctional hydroxyl propyl acrylate (HPA) and perfluoroalkyl ethyl acrylate (TEAc-N) free radical polymerization to prepare hydrophobic fluorocarbon chain oil and a hydroxyl special functional group. Combined with tetrafluororesin (F4), the hydrophobic, wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant properties of epoxy coating were improved. The optimum synthesis ratio of TEAc-N:HPA was 9:1, and the FC polymer with the best hydrophobicity was prepared. The hydrophobic angle of the coating was 100.3% higher than that of pure Q235 section steel. By adding 5 wt.% of FC to epoxy resin (EP), the hydrophobicity increased by 65.4% and oleophobicity increased by 32.1% compared with pure EP. The coefficient of friction was reduced by 73.8%. EIS test results showed that the impedance modulus in the low frequency region (|Z|0.01 Hz) was two orders of magnitude higher than that of the pure epoxy coating. The composite coating has sufficient utility to meet the wear, heat and corrosion resistance requirements for oil pipeline transportation. Full article
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