Scratch properties of clear coat for automotive coating comprising molecular necklace crosslinkers with silane functional groups for various environmental factors

Sung Wook Moon, Jiae Seo, Ji Hun Seo, Byoung Ho Choi

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Abstract

Automotive coatings, which comprise multiple layers, i.e., primer, base coating, and clear coat layers, are exposed to various environmental conditions that pose various types of damages to them. In particular, the outer layer of the automotive coating, i.e., the clear coat, is affected significantly by such damages. Therefore, a reliable and durable clear coat must be developed to improve the appearance of automobiles. In this study, a new clear coat based on an acrylic-based clear coat modified using polyrotaxane crosslinkers, which are necklace-shaped supramolecules composed of ring-shaped host molecules, is developed and characterized. The effects of polyrotaxane and silane on the scratch properties and mechanisms of the clear coating are analyzed. It is observed that the critical loads of the clear coat from scratch tests can be improved by adding optimal molecular necklace crosslinkers comprising silane functional groups. The improvement in the scratch properties of the modified acrylic-based clear coat may be attributed to the crosslinking characteristics and dynamic molecular movements of the polyrotaxane. In addition, the effects of environmental factors on the scratch characteristics of the modified acrylic-based clear coat are investigated by addressing the scratch durability of the clear coat.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3933
JournalPolymers
Volume13
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Automotive coat
  • High temperature
  • Polyrotaxane
  • Scratch
  • Silane functional group
  • Ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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