Accession Number:

ADA327536

Title:

Non-Toxic, Self-Cleaning Silicone Fouling Release Coatings.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. Apr-Jun 97,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NISKAYUNA NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Because Duplex coatings containing silicone oils encapsulated with hard Thermoset wall materials exhibit poor abrasion resistance and a high degree of fouling, two microcapsule manufacturers have been identified for preparation of gel wall microencapsulations. A carbinol terminated PDMS and two ablative oils were synthesized for use in the compositions downselected for panel preparation for subcontractor sites. Twelve panels of each of twelve downselected formulations and a control were prepared, by either spray application or by drawdowns depending on material availability, and distributed to SUNY-Buffalo, Bridger Scientific, FIT, and Hawaii. An additional 9 panels were prepared for Bridger Scientific deployment at a site in Massachusetts. Panels were also prepared for deployment at FIT. These include a tethered oil and a tetherable antimicrobial.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE