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Adhesion measurements of protective coatings on bronze

Monday, 16 September 2019

In a current work, a methodological approach is proposed for the evaluation of coatings applied to metallic cultural heritage monuments, based on the use of a three-point bending test.

The study examined coatings on metallic cultural heritage monuments made of bronze. Source: Momentmal / Pixabay.

The study examined coatings on metallic cultural heritage monuments made of bronze. Source: Momentmal / Pixabay.

Adherence characterisation of different protective coatings has been performed both on bare and on traditionally black-patinated bronze coupons (Cu–Sn alloy with 5.9 wt% Sn), which were used as basic model substrates. The investigated coatings were Incralac, silane, sol–gel oxysilane, and a silane-modified polymethacrylate (an adhesion promoter for fluoropolymer). The results of measurements which were obtained before and after accelerated aging in concentrated acid rain made it possible to more easily differentiate between the various adherence levels of different coating systems.

Aging reduces adhesion level

Coupled with adherence measurements, the results of systematic optical and SEM observation of the different failure morphologies are also presented. In the case of the coated bare alloy, adhesive failures were mainly observed. The silane (PropS-SH) coating showed the best adherence. In the case of the patinated bronze test specimens, only cohesive failures occurred. Adherence is directly related to the cohesion of the black patina rather than that of the applied coating. It was observed that aging reduces the level of the adherence.

The study is published in: Journal of Coatings Technology and Research  September 2019, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 1465–1477.

Image source: Pixabay

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