Properties of UV Curable Acrylate Nanocomposite Coatings
Recent advances in functional nanocomposites have created new frontiers in research for radiation-curable organic coatings making use of nanocomposite technology. Little is understood on incorporating organomodified clays and its curing kinetics in UV curable polymers. UV curable films were reinforced with organically modified montmorillonite (MMT). Preliminary results showed that acrylate nanocomposite coatings exhibited intercalated structures and enhanced properties. Increases in tensile strength and Young's modulus were observed. Cure time to a tack free film and conversion monitored by real time infrared spectroscopy (RTIR) were reported.
Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers
Uhl, Fawn M.; Davuluri, Prashanth; Wong, Shing Chung Josh; and Webster, Dean C., "Properties of UV Curable Acrylate Nanocomposite Coatings" (2004). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 694.