Bhargava، نويسنده , , S. and Lewis، نويسنده , , R.D. and Kubota، نويسنده , , M. and Li، نويسنده , , X. and Advani، نويسنده , , S.G. and Deitzel، نويسنده , , J.M. and Prasad، نويسنده , , A.K.، نويسنده ,
A waterborne polyurethane coating with reflectivity higher than 95% in the visible wavelength range of 380–750 nm has been formulated. The impact of pigment concentration and carboxyl functional dispersing agent percentage on the adhesion of this waterborne polyurethane-based coating to an aluminum substrate is characterized at various pigment weight fractions by peel strength using modified ASTM D 1876-93. The formulated coating was also examined by SEM, UV/vis spectrophotometer with integrating sphere, and ATR–FTIR. Results indicate that the reflectivity of the coating increases with pigment volume concentration while the peel strength decreases. At high pigment-to-binder ratios a change in failure mode from adhesive to cohesive was observed. Further experiments indicate that adhesion increased at high pigment-to-binder ratios due to the presence of carboxyl functional groups of the dispersing agent. The increase in adhesion was identified for the first time and attributed to the interaction of the carboxyl functional groups in the dispersing agent with the aluminum surface.
Surface treatment , Aluminum and alloys , Water based , Peel