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Self-Healing Polymer Coatings
Self Healing Materials: An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science (2007)
  • Rolf A.T.M. van Benthem, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Weihua Ming, Georgia Southern University
  • Gijsbertus de With, Eindhoven University of Technology
Abstract
This chapter deals with aspects to be considered with respect to the self healing of polymer coatings. After discussing the scope and limitations of self healing concepts in polymer coatings, an overview of present approaches and technologies is given. The differences between reversible and irreversible networks are discussed. Surface self-replenishing as well as active species self-replenishing are dealt with. A currently applied industrial example is elaborated: scratch-healing automotive coatings. Finally, possible future scenarios are discussed.
Keywords
  • Polymer Coatings
Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Editor
Sybrand van der Zwaag
Publisher
Springer
Citation Information
Rolf A.T.M. van Benthem, Weihua Ming and Gijsbertus de With. "Self-Healing Polymer Coatings" Self Healing Materials: An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/weihuamarshall_ming/22/