Systems Approach to the Service Life Prediction Problem for Coating Systems.
Systems Approach to the Service Life Prediction Problem
for Coating Systems.
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.
coatings; systems approach; service life; corrosion
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.