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Coatings 2019, 9(2), 110; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9020110

Investigation of the Performance of ATH Powders in Organic Powder Coatings

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Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
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Particle Technology Research Center, Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
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Wesdon-Rivers Institute of Powder Coatings Science and Technology, Zhaoqing 526000, China
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Received: 7 January 2019 / Revised: 24 January 2019 / Accepted: 5 February 2019 / Published: 12 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Powder and High-Solid Coatings)
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Abstract

Aluminum trihydrate (ATH) is one of the most widely used fillers in solvent-borne coatings and polymer industries. To investigate its performance in powder coatings, four different pigment to binder ratios (P/B) were used in respect to different ATH concentrations in four most widely used resin systems (epoxy, epoxy-polyester, polyurethane and polyester). The angle of repose (AOR) and specific gravity of powder paints increase accordingly with ATH concentration. The mechanical properties, corrosion and UV resistance performances of coating films are enhanced or only slightly decreased with the addition of ATH. Pencil scratch hardness increase significantly with the increase of ATH content. Impact resistance decreases within 5% of the initial resistance at the maximum ATH loading. There is a slightly decrease in corrosion resistance performances of less than 2 mm of failure at scribe in all formulations. The incorporation of ATH has slight effect on the UV resistance performance of all the samples. Moreover, the matting effect of ATH is observed for all the resin systems, especially epoxy, with the specular gloss decreasing more than 70% at P/B of 0.75. View Full-Text
Keywords: ATH; organic powder coatings; polymer matrix ATH; organic powder coatings; polymer matrix
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Li, W.; Franco, D.C.; Yang, M.S.; Zhu, X.; Zhang, H.; Shao, Y.; Zhang, H.; Zhu, J. Investigation of the Performance of ATH Powders in Organic Powder Coatings. Coatings 2019, 9, 110.

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