Non-Toxic, Self-Cleaning Silicone Fouling Release Coatings.
Progress rept. Apr-Jun 97,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NISKAYUNA NY
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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.
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes