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ICAMS Seminar by Dr. Petra Uhlmann

01.02.2010

Dr. Petra Uhlmann
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.

Coating of solid substrates

Abstract: Coating symbolizes a very broad and complex technological but also scientifi c issue. A diversity of scientifi c problems is arising when dealing with organic coating processes aiming at sustainable coated substrates with specifi c surface functionalities. The physicochemistry of a coating process involves wetting, spreading, and fi lm formation and in the case of chemically grafted coatings also the formation of stable bonds between substrate and polymer coating, to guarantee adhesion and the desired performance.
The importance of the investigation of physico-chemical values for an industrial coating process will be demonstrated by describing the influence of flow additives on surface tension and viscosity of the polymer melt during film formation of a powder coating. As a second example the manufacturing of covalently attached ultrathin polymer fi lms (polymer brushes) on oxidic surfaces and the adjustment of distinct functionalities, will be described. The application of very thin polymeric films becomes more and more important because they o er the ability to add an additional surface functionality without changing the optical performance of the substrate.

The seminar takes place on mondays, at 4 p.m. in the ICAMS seminar room UHW 11/1102, Stiepeler Straße 129, 44801 Bochum.

For further information contact Dr. Rebecca Janisch, rebecca.janisch@rub.de

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