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Properties of Silicone Modified UV Cured Acrylate and Epoxy Coatings Films

Bob Ruckle, Tom Seung-Tong Cheung


Reactive silicones are reacted with commercially available organic resins which have corresponding reactive groups. The groups explored herein are cycloaliphatic epoxy and acrylate. The effect of using silicone/organic hybrids instead of the pure organic resin is evaluated by measuring properties such as appearance (defects, gloss), slip, flexibility, stain release, mar resistance cure time, and impact resistance.

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