Evaluation of the Effects of Powder Coating Cure Temperatures on the Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloy Substrates

  • Autor:

    C. Maldonado, D. Diaz, J. Ranallo,
    R. Painter, W. Dahir, D. Hassouna,
    B. Gayer, E. Toss, I. Martinez,
    P. Stoyanov

  • Quelle:

    Journal of Materials Engineering
    and Performance, Band 18,
    Seiten 70-78 (2009)

  • The effects of curing temperature, based on new, low-temperature powder coating methods and traditional high-temperature powder coating methods, were studied. Heat-sensitive aluminum alloys (2024-T3, 6061-T6, and 7075-T6) were subjected to two different heat-treatment cycles, which were based on temperatures of 121 and 204 °C. Findings indicate that although both cure temperatures achieved powder coatings adhesion and thickness appropriate for industrial uses, the high-temperature cure treatment negatively affected the mechanical properties.