Accession Number : ADA330070

Title :   Non-Toxic, Self Cleaning Silicone Fouling Release Coatings

Descriptive Note : Status rept. for Jul-Sep 97

Corporate Author : GE CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SCHENECTADY NY

Personal Author(s) : Cella, James A.

PDF Url : ADA330070

Report Date : 07 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Attempts to microencapsulate silicone oils for enhanced fouling release coatings with thermoset wall structures were unsuccessful: Microcapsule filled coatings failed abrasion resistance tests and had mediocre fouling release properties, despite having controlled release rates. Microcapsules with an alternative gel cap wall structure have been obtained from Cannon Chemical Co. Q-panels have been prepared in which the gel caps were incorporated into RTV11 at 10% loading and in the J501 tiecoat at 10% loading and have been deployed at FIT for foul release testing. Panels have also been sent to FIT in which capsicum has been incorporated into RTV11.

Descriptors :   *PAINTS, *ANTIFOULING COATINGS, ENCAPSULATION, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, OILS, SILICONES, TOXICOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE