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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

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Allen Bulick - The Impact of Film Properties on Corrosion Resistance in Waterborne Acrylics and Next Generation Low VOC Resin Development

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Allen Bulick - The Impact of Film Properties on Corrosion Resistance in Waterborne Acrylics and Next Generation Low VOC Resin Development

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Allen Bulick   
Group Leader, Industrial Resins
Engineered Polymer Solutions
979-575-7093
www.epscca.com
 

BIO

Dr. Allen Bulick is the group leader for EPS Industrial focusing on polymer design and formulation for a variety of applications including DTM, industrial wood and traffic marking.  His background includes formulation science, and small molecule and polymer synthesis across several industries including Coatings and Oil & Gas.  Allen graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

ABSTRACT

Corrosion protection of organic coatings has received a significant amount of study in both academia and industry.  Without considering anticorrosive pigments or other corrosion inhibiting additives, three of the most commonly highlighted factors influencing corrosion resistance are barrier properties (water and O2 permeability), adhesion, and electrochemical impedance.  When attempting to identify the rate limiting or primary protection mechanism, the various literature studies often conflict.  Discrepancies may arise for a number of reasons including differences in polymer chemistries, test methods, and conditions.   To explore the disagreements, a focused study of 21 styrenated acrylic resins in clear formulations was conducted in an effort to correlate film properties with corrosion resistance on flat, bare, cold rolled steel.  The study was then extended into high gloss pigmented systems.  The structure property relationships derived from this work were then applied to the development of next generation, low volatile organic content (VOC), direct to metal polymers. 

 

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