The purpose of this work was to determine the potential of waterborne polymers for use in high performance coatings for aircraft. The impetus for replacing current solvent-borne aircraft topcoats and primers is to reduce air pollution associated with solvent emissions. The approach was to obtain information on current waterborne technology by carrying out a literature search and by consultations with coatings scientists from coatings companies, raw materials suppliers, and institutes. The information obtained was evaluated with regard to suitability of various waterborne coatings for use under conditions required in aircraft coating procedures such as spray application and ambient-temperature cure. It was concluded that none of the currently available waterborne systems are suitable for replacement of current Air Force topcoats and primers without additional research and development. Waterborne replacements under current development were ranked according to potential for achieving the high performance required of aircraft coatings, and some of the problems anticipated for each type were identified. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Dakota State University, Fargo

    1301 12th Avenue North
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105
  • Authors:
    • Hill, L W
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFML-TR-78-44 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F33615-77-C-5003
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM