Fully organic coating system modified with epoxidised soybean oil
For the study, different loading ratios of epoxy resin (E) and epoxidised soybean oil (ESO) were introduced into acrylic–silicone polymeric blend with the presence of polyisocyanate (NCO) as the curing agent.
The developed coating systems were applied on pretreated cold rolled mild steel substrates and the overall performances were investigated.
Enhancing the overall performance
The obtained results revealed the ability of the combination of E and ESO at a certain concentration specifically, 9:1, to enhance the overall performance of the polymeric matrix as optimum curing level, better wettability, good physical-mechanical characteristics, thermal stability and significantly enhanced corrosion resistance were observed.
The results also demonstrated the ability of the fabricated single-layer coating system to serve as a primer, topcoat or single coating system that has promising potential to be applied for decorative, self-cleaning, thermal insulation and corrosion protection purposes.
The study can be found in Progress in Organic Coatings, Volume 140, March 2020.