Evaluation of the Possibility of using Diatomite Natural Mineral as a Composite Agent in Acrylic Coating

Farzaneh A., Erol M., Mermer O., Cobley A. J., Asl S. K.

PROTECTION OF METALS AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF SURFACES, vol.54, no.1, pp.99-103, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s2070205118010227
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-103
  • Keywords: acrylic coating, diatomite earth, natural mineral, corrosion protection, AZ91D MAGNESIUM ALLOY, MICRO-ARC OXIDATION, CORROSION-RESISTANCE, PROTECTION, GROWTH
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


In the present study the possibility of the commercially available acryl and diatomite earth (DE) mineral as a composite coating for corrosion protection of Mg alloys has been evaluated. The acrylic coating is used as a top coating in a wide field of applications like automotive, aerospace, medicine and electronics where it shows beneficial properties. Diatomite-dispersed acrylic paint was applied over the substrate by conventional spray technique with an air pressure of 3 kg cm(-2). Firstly the acryl was mixed with hardener and then the DE was added to the mixture. Four types of coating with 0, 2, 4, 8 g/L DE have been prepared. The results show that adding up to 4 g/L of the DE improved the corrosion resistance and produced a coating with acceptable surface roughness.