Self healing polyester-graphene primer coating via microcapsule on its mechanical, adhesion and corossion properties / Siti Adlina Syahira Mohd Khamsi

Mohd Khamsi, Siti Adlina Syahira (2020) Self healing polyester-graphene primer coating via microcapsule on its mechanical, adhesion and corossion properties / Siti Adlina Syahira Mohd Khamsi. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis.


Microcapsules was successfully synthesized by in-situ polymerization prepared for unsaturated polyester filled graphene for primer application. The objective ofthis study, was to investigate the mechanical, adhesion and corrosion properties with different graphene loading (0%, 1%, 3% and 5%) filled in unsaturated polyester and to determine the self healing properties via microcapsules on the unsaturated polyester-graphene coating for primer coating application with different microcapsules loading (1, 3 and 5wt%). Mechanical properties that conducted was hardness test, while for adhesion properties testing are pull out test and contact angle measurement. The corrosion properties that was investigate are immersion test and Tafel polarization method. For hardness test, the result obtain 4H regardless the loading of graphene. Pull out test has been observed for UPE-GR and UPE-GR/MC shows the same adhesion strength because of addition graphene that have high properties and it does not affect during the adhesion testing. The immersion testing was immersed in two different medium which is 5wt% NaCl and seawater solution. The lowest corrosion occur on the 5% UPE-GR/MC because of high microcapsules loading because the microcapsules scratch at the ‘X’ marks. The Tafel Polarization method was also conducted to determine the corrosion rate and polarization resistance. The corrosion rate are inversely proportional so, when the corrosion rate high, the polarization resistance will low. 3%UPE-GR/MC gives the lowest corrosion rate 0.268mmpy and the polarization resistance are 186.96Ω. As for conclusion, the incorporation of self healing polyester-graphene into the primer coating improve mechanical, adhesion and corrosive properties and the optimum coating found was at 3%UPE-GR/MC.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Mohd Khamsi, Siti Adlina Syahira
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Inorganic chemistry > Carbon disulfide. Graphene. Carbon
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Inorganic polymers
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Polimer Technology
Keywords: Self Healing Polyester-Graphene Primer Coating ; Microcapsule ; Mechanical ; Adhesion ; Corossion Properties
Date: 24 September 2020
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