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Anti-corrosion Mechanism And Characteristics Of Epoxy Glass Flake Coating

Jun 27, 2020

Industry news: The lining of glass flakes is made of acid-resistant resin (epoxy vinyl anti-corrosion resin) as the main base material, and flake-shaped filler (appearance shape similar to fish scales) is used as aggregate. A variety of functional additives are mixed into a clay-like or paint-like anticorrosive material, which is then coated on the surface of the protected substrate by special equipment or manual according to certain construction rules to form an anti-corrosion protective layer.

As the simplest method of anti-corrosion coating, glass flake coating is to isolate the medium from the substrate, and the coating usually has pores, and the diameter of the medium (water, acid, alkali) and other small molecules is generally smaller than the pores of the coating, plus These media in contact with the coating are passed straight, and the coating cannot be applied very thick (otherwise it will cause cracks). Even if the general coating can better resist the corrosion of the media it contacts, it can not resist Diffusion and penetration of the living medium into the substrate. Therefore, ordinary anti-corrosion coatings can only be used as atmospheric anti-corrosion and can not play a role of lining, especially in the occasion of liquid phase medium and high temperature. The addition of glass flakes has caused two changes in the coating. First, it can be processed to be thick without worrying about cracks. This is because the glass flakes divide the coating into many small spaces and greatly reduce the shrinkage of the coating. Stress and expansion coefficient; second, because the multiple layers of glass flakes are arranged in parallel with the matrix, the path of medium diffusion and penetration becomes tortuous, and the time for medium penetration and diffusion to the matrix is extended. The glass scales used in coatings have a fish scale effect: thousands of scales are staggered to form a complex and tortuous infiltration and diffusion path in the coating, which makes the diffusion path of the corrosive medium become quite tortuous and difficult to reach the substrate.

Source:https://www.up-resin.com/

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