Autori: Cristian Pirvu, Ioana Demetrescu, Paula Drob, Ecaterina Vasilescu, Cora Vasilescu, Mihaela Mindroiu, Rodica Stancu
Editorial: Progress in Organic Coatings, 68 (4), p.274-282, 2010.
This paper presents the results regarding the electrochemical stability and surface analysis of a new alkyd paint with low content of volatile organic compounds in comparison with a conventional alkyd paint. The alkyd films were realized on carbon steel substrate. Dry films thickness in 30–35 μm range was obtained. The experimental tests were carried out in 3% NaCl solution at the 25 °C temperature. The electrochemical techniques (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), potentiodynamic and Tafel polarization) and surface analysis techniques (AFM, SEM, EDX) were used to evaluate protective properties of the tested paint films. The correlation of all experimental results established that the new alkyd paint with low content of volatile organic compounds presents better protective performances and lower permeability than conventional alkyd paint. AFM, SEM and EDX indicated a compact, homogenous, non-porous and adherent coating.
Cuvinte cheie: alkyd paint, volatile organic compounds