Polymer Coatings for High-Performance Applications

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart and Functional Polymers".

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Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the development trend of high-performance polymer coatings has seen significant growth.

This Special Issue of Polymers focuses on the weather resistance, antibacterial properties, physical damage resistance, chemical corrosion resistance, decorative properties, and other properties of polymer coatings, which can be used to extend the lifespan of matrix materials.

The modification coating of synthetic polymers or their combination with other biomaterials to obtain new functional polymer coatings can be widely applied in various industries, providing development prospects for the intelligent application of high-performance polymer coatings.

This Special Issue aims to collect the latest research on polymeric coatings and welcomes comprehensive review papers on the progress of polymeric coatings from leading experts.

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxing Yan
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Keywords

  • coatings
  • synthetic polymers
  • natural polymers
  • high-performance coatings
  • biomaterials

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Preparation of UV Topcoat Microcapsules and Their Effect on the Properties of UV Topcoat Paint Film
by Yongxin Xia and Xiaoxing Yan
Polymers 2024, 16(10), 1410; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym16101410 - 16 May 2024
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An orthogonal experiment was designed to prepare different UV topcoat microcapsules by adjusting the mass ratio of wall material to core material, HLB value of emulsifier, reaction temperature, and reaction time of UV topcoat microcapsule. By testing the morphology and multiple properties of [...] Read more.
An orthogonal experiment was designed to prepare different UV topcoat microcapsules by adjusting the mass ratio of wall material to core material, HLB value of emulsifier, reaction temperature, and reaction time of UV topcoat microcapsule. By testing the morphology and multiple properties of UV topcoat microcapsules, it was found that the biggest factor affecting the synthesis of UV topcoat microcapsules is the emulsifier HLB value. In order to further optimize the performance of UV topcoat microcapsules, a single-factor experiment was conducted with the emulsifier HLB value as the variable, and it was found that the UV topcoat microcapsules achieved the best performance when the emulsifier HLB value was 10.04. The optimal UV topcoat microcapsules were added to the UV topcoat at different amounts to prepare UV topcoat paint films. Through testing the various properties of the UV topcoat paint film, it was determined that the performance of the UV topcoat paint film was optimal when the amount of UV topcoat microcapsules added to the UV topcoat was 4.0%. The optical properties of the UV topcoat paint film were tested, and the effect of UV topcoat microcapsules on the color difference and glossiness of the UV topcoat paint film was not significant. The tensile and self-healing performance of UV topcoat microcapsules were tested. UV topcoat microcapsules can enhance the toughness of the UV topcoat paint film to a certain extent, suppress the generation of microcracks, and have a good self-healing effect. The results provide experimental support for the preparation of microcapsules using UV coatings as core materials for the self-healing of UV coatings. Full article
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