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Coatings 2014, 4(3), 687-700; doi:10.3390/coatings4030687

Laboratory and Field Studies of Poly(2,5-bis(N-methyl-N-hexylamino)phenylene vinylene) (BAM-PPV): A Potential Wash Primer Replacement for Army Military Vehicles

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Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), Polymer Science & Engineering Branch (Code 4L4200D), 1900 N. Knox Road (Stop 6303), China Lake, CA 93555-6106, USA
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Army Research Laboratory, Coatings and Corrosion, Building 4600, ARSRD-ARL-WM-SG Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5069, USA
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Received: 13 June 2014 / Revised: 8 August 2014 / Accepted: 21 August 2014 / Published: 15 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Multifunctional Coatings for Next Generation Applications)
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Abstract

In this study, an electroactive polymer (EAP), poly(2,5-bis(N-methyl-N- hexylamino)phenylene vinylene) (BAM-PPV), was tested as an alternative to current hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI))-based Army wash primers. BAM-PPV was tested in both laboratory and field studies to determine its adhesive and corrosion-inhibiting properties when applied to steel and aluminum alloys. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) tests showed that BAM-PPV combined with an epoxy primer and the Army chemical agent-resistant coating (CARC) topcoat met Army performance requirements for military coatings. After successful laboratory testing, the BAM-PPV was then field tested for one year at the Aberdeen Test Center (ATC). This field testing showed that BAM-PPV incorporated into the Army military coating survived with no delamination of the coating and only minor corrosion on the chip sites. View Full-Text
Keywords: poly(2,5-bis(N-methyl-N-hexylamino)phenylene vinylene (BAM-PPV); wash primer; adhesion; corrosion-inhibiting; hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)); grit blasting; field studies poly(2,5-bis(N-methyl-N-hexylamino)phenylene vinylene (BAM-PPV); wash primer; adhesion; corrosion-inhibiting; hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)); grit blasting; field studies
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Zarras, P.; Miller, C.E.; Webber, C.; Anderson, N.; Stenger-Smith, J.D. Laboratory and Field Studies of Poly(2,5-bis(N-methyl-N-hexylamino)phenylene vinylene) (BAM-PPV): A Potential Wash Primer Replacement for Army Military Vehicles. Coatings 2014, 4, 687-700.

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