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Systems Approach to the Service Life Prediction Problem for Coating Systems.


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Martin, J. W.

Corrosion 97 Research Topical Symposia. Part 1. Advanced Monitoring and Analytical Techniques. Part 2. Corrosion-Resistant Coatings. 1997, 235-258 pp, 1997.

Keywords:

coatings; systems approach; service life; corrosion

Abstract:

Over the last two decades, the organic coatings industry has undergone rapid technological and structural changes. These changes have been largely forged by legislative actions such as restrictions pertaining to hazardous chemicals, toxic effluents, waste disposal, and volatile organic compounds. Further changes have been induced by competitive and consumer pressures to produce environmentally and user friendly coatings without sacrificing ease of application, initial appearance, or, most importantly, significantly reducing the expected service life (SL) of the coating systems. One consequence of these changes has been the gradual displacement of almost all commercially-important, well-established coatings (largely high-solvent coatings) by newer systems, the formulation and application of which are often based on different chemistries and technologies.