Preparation of PMMA/hBN composite coatings for metal surface protection

T. Coan, G. S. Barroso, G. Motz, A. Bolzán, R. A. F. Machado
2013 Materials Research  
Polyacrylics have been widely used in coatings. However, their application is limited by low corrosion resistance. One way to enhance their properties is the addition of fillers with adequate properties. In this study, composite materials of PMMA and hBN were developed and deposited on steel by dip-coating. The influence of the amount of hBN in the PMMA coating regarding corrosion resistance was investigated. The surface and cross-section of the coatings were characterized by SEM, the porosity
more » ... SEM, the porosity was investigated by systematic manual point count and the adhesion was classified according to the tape test standard. The produced coatings were submersed in NaCl and HCl solutions to analyze corrosion resistance. The results showed that the PMMA/hBN composite coatings improved the corrosion resistance in comparison with pure PMMA. Additionally, the coatings are crack free and well bonded to the metallic substrate.
doi:10.1590/s1516-14392013005000140 fatcat:tolg7stg3jeg5njqpwvd5ude5e