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Erratum published on 14 December 2016, see Coatings 2016, 6(4), 69.

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Wear Behaviour of Nanostructured Polymer-Based Safety Films on Soda-Lime Glass

Laboratory of Physical Metallurgy, National Technical University of Athens, Zografos, 15780 Athens, Greece
Department of Materials Engineering (MTM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
Falex Tribology NV, Wingepark 23B, 3110 Rotselaar, Belgium
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Academic Editor: Philippe Dubois
Coatings 2016, 6(3), 26;
Received: 27 May 2016 / Revised: 16 June 2016 / Accepted: 23 June 2016 / Published: 8 July 2016
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The wear behaviour of bare and polymer-coated soda-lime glass specimens sliding against 440C stainless steel counterfaces was investigated with the aid of a pin-on-disk apparatus. The selected polymeric coatings were commercially supplied safety films, which are nowadays extensively applied on glass in the automotive and construction industry. One of their main failures is the degradation of their properties due to wear. In this work, the frictional behaviour of these coatings on glass were evaluated and compared to those of bare soda-lime glass. Correlations have been also made between the worn surfaces and weight loss in order to investigate the effect of wear conditions (speed, load) on the wear behaviour of these tribosystems. In addition, during the dry wear of soda-lime glass sliding against stainless steel counterfaces, the dominant wear mechanisms were found to be localized adhesion and abrasion, whereas, in the case of the multilayered polymeric coatings localized adhesion, deformation and tearing were observed. View Full-Text
Keywords: glass; multilayered polymeric coatings; safety films; wear; adhesion glass; multilayered polymeric coatings; safety films; wear; adhesion

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Panagopoulos, C.N.; Georgiou, E.P.; Tradas, G.S.; Giannakopoulos, K.I. Wear Behaviour of Nanostructured Polymer-Based Safety Films on Soda-Lime Glass. Coatings 2016, 6, 26.

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