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) : Cella, James A.

PDF Url : ADA327536

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

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.

Descriptors :   *FOULING, *ANTIFOULING COATINGS, *SILICONES, ABLATION, DEPLOYMENT, METHYL RADICALS, SYNTHESIS, MATERIALS, POLYMERS, PANELS, SILOXANES, WALLS, ENCAPSULATION, CLEANING, OILS, GELS, SPRAYS, BARNACLES, SKIN FRICTION, WEAR RESISTANCE, TOXICOLOGY, THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, TETHERING, ABRASION, CARBINOLS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE