Polymer Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Investigation of the Properties of UV-curing Acrylate-terminated Unsaturated Polyester Coatings by Utilizing an Experimental Design Methodology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Abstract

The effect of the extent of internal unsaturation and branching on the properties of the acrylated polyester films was investigated. Polyester acrylate resins were prepared based on adipic acid, maleic anhydride, neopentyl glycol, trimethylolpropane, and acrylic acid. As the reactive diluent, trimethylolpropane triacrylate (TMPTA) was used. Experiments were planned according to the three-factor, three-level Box-Behnken design. Coating film properties were evaluated in terms of the independent variables, amount of branching, internal unsaturation, and reactive diluent.

Volume

4

First Page

4