|Thursday, February 7 Preservation Hall A 2nd Floor 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|Dr. Robert Ruckle||Properties of Silicone Modified UV Cured Acrylate and Epoxy Coatings Films|
Reactive silicones are mixed with commercially available organic resins with corresponding reactive groups. Reactive groups explored 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, cure time, etc.