Degradation Mechanisms of Pigmented Coatings.
Final rept. 1 Dec 69-1 Jan 71,
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS
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Two different types of polydimethylsiloxane formuated with a rutile titanium dioxide pigment were evaluated as polymeric thermal control coatings. Oxygen permeability, diffusion, and solubility in these coatings were measured for various temperatures. It was noted that diffusion and permeability coefficients decreased as pigment concentration increased. Morphological investigations comparing surface roughness and surface area to the ultraviolet stability of a zinc orthotitanite coating indicated that pigment surface area is directly related to the increase in solar absorptance. Author
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes