Accession Number : ADD018143

Title :   Surface Preparation for Bonding Iron.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Jan 95, patented 16 Jul 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tucker, Wayne C

Report Date : 16 Jul 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The present invention relates to an improved etchant for iron materials and a method for etching iron materials. The etchant is an aqueous solution of ferrous chloride and phosphoric acid. The etchant preferably consisting of essentially of 20.6 gm FeCl2-4H2O, 88 ml H3PO4 (concentrated 85%) and deionized water sufficient to make a 500 ml solution total. The method of etching includes the steps of preparing the surface of the iron material to be etched by degreasing and abrading the surface and etching the surface by immersing the iron material in the ferrous chloride and phosphoric acid solution. After the surface has been completely dried, an epoxy material may be bonded thereto. The method and etchant of the present invention provide an iron surface which bonds well with an epoxy, but does not destroy any existing epoxy bond in the material as would be present in a wound iron core material bonded with an epoxy cement.

Descriptors :   *IRON, *SURFACES, *BONDING, CORES, PREPARATION, SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), WATER, MATERIALS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, ETCHING, CEMENTS, CHLORIDES, CLEANING COMPOUNDS, IRON ALLOYS, GREASES, EPOXY RESINS, DEIONIZATION, PHOSPHORIC ACIDS, PATENTS, ABRASION

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE