Innovative measurement methodology in quality assessment of coatings

Moller, Kenneth, Backman, Anna, Carlsson, Bo, Palm, Magnus, Al-Malaika, Sahar, Sheena, Husam, Lakin, Elizabeth, Kockott, Dieter, Dawid, Bernd, Kortmann, Wolfgang, Bechtold, Karl, Simonin, Jacques, Hilt, Michael, Domnick, Joachim, Michels, Dirk, Nagel, Axel, Wunsch, Manfred and Wernstal, Karin Hvit (2009). Innovative measurement methodology in quality assessment of coatings. IN: UNSPECIFIED Springer.


In the European project MANIAC-Innovative Measurement Methodology in Quality Assessment of Coating, a methodology was developed to assess the long term durability of coatings. The project was focused on environmentally friendly waterborne automotive multi-layer coating systems. Although developed for waterborne coatings, the methodology is very generic and can be applied to all kinds of coatings. The first step in the evaluation of long-term performance of automotive coatings involves exposures to weathering (natural as well as artificial). Traditionally, the durability of coatings is evaluated by examining the changes in performance properties like gloss, color, and scratch resistance. In the MANIAC methodology, the focus is on changes in structures on molecular levels. Microtomed slices of the coatings were examined by FTIR spectroscopy for monitoring oxidation. UV spectroscopy and GC-MS were used to study the migration of additives like HALS and UVA. In the methodology, the environmental variables (outdoors as well as indoors), e.g., temperature, relative humidity, UV irradiation, were carefully monitored and included in the modeling scheme. The results from accelerated tests are modeled and, together with outdoor climatic data, the different models are used to predict degradation during outdoor exposure.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Polymer Processing and Performance Research Unit
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Polymer and advanced materials research group
Aston University (General)
Event Title: 2006 4th International Symposium on Service Life Prediction
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2006-12-03 - 2006-12-08
Uncontrolled Keywords: Control and Systems Engineering
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Published Date: 2009-01-01
Authors: Moller, Kenneth
Backman, Anna
Carlsson, Bo
Palm, Magnus
Al-Malaika, Sahar ( 0000-0002-1378-0603)
Sheena, Husam
Lakin, Elizabeth
Kockott, Dieter
Dawid, Bernd
Kortmann, Wolfgang
Bechtold, Karl
Simonin, Jacques
Hilt, Michael
Domnick, Joachim
Michels, Dirk
Nagel, Axel
Wunsch, Manfred
Wernstal, Karin Hvit


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