Influence of actinic wavelength on properties of light-cured interpenetrating polymer networks
Feyza Karasu, Caroline Rocco, Maxime Lecompère, Céline Croutxé-Barghorn, Xavier Allonas, Yujing Zhang, A. Catarina C. Esteves, Leendert G. J. van der Ven, Rolf A. T. M. van Benthem and Gijsbertus de With
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.27988
Interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) exhibit advanced features, such as high mechanical strength, good thermal stability, and chemical resistance, that allow the ability to overcome the limitations of stand-alone polymer networks. Photocured acrylate/epoxide IPNs representing the most suitable photoinitiating systems were studied using UV and visible-LED irradiation. Characterizations of the mechanical and morphological properties of the coatings were also performed. The investigations showed high interpenetration of different networks and homogeneous morphologies.