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Keywords:

  • hyperbranched;
  • polyurethane;
  • hybrid coatings;
  • electrochemical impedance spectroscopy;
  • adhesion

Abstract

(Hyperbranched polyurethane-urea)/[(3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane]-ZnO (HBPUU-APTES-ZnO) hybrid coatings were synthesized using an inexpensive mixing technique by varying the APTES-modified ZnO concentration. The mechanical and surface properties of the hybrid coating films were studied and compared with unmodified and modified ZnO. The corrosion, solvent and abrasion resistance show significant enhancement in HBPUU-APTES-ZnO hybrids and their properties are increased with increasing APTES-ZnO concentration. This hybrid coating has opened up an opportunity for automotive topcoat application. Copyright © 2012 Society of Chemical Industry