Nature has been an inspiration source to develop artificial hydrophobic surfaces. During the latest years the development of hydrophobic surfaces has been widely researched due to their numerous ranges of industrial applications. Industrially the use of hydrophobic surfaces is being highly demanded. This is why many companies develop hydrophobic products to repel water, in order to be used as coatings. Moreover, these coating should have the appropriated mechanical properties and wear resistance. In this work wear study of a hydrophobic coating on glass is carried out. Hydrophobic product used was Sika Crystal Dry by Sika S.A.U. (Alcobendas, Spain). This product is currently used on car windshield. To calculate wear resistance, pin-on-disk tests were carried out in dry and water conditions. The test parameters were rate, load and sliding distance, which were fixed to 60 rpm, 5 N and 1000 m respectively. A chamois was used as pin. It allows to simulate a real use. The friction coefficient and loss weight were compared to determinate coating resistance.
6th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear, Porto, Norte (Portugal). 26 July 2017
Published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol: 843, pp: 012067-1-012067-6, ISBN: 978-1-5108-4187-1, ISSN: 1742-6588
Publication date: July 2017.
M.A. Martínez, J. Abenojar, M. Pantoja, S. López de Armentia, Wear resistance of hydrophobic surfaces, 6th International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear - FFW 2017. ISBN: 978-1-5108-4187-1, ISSN: 1742-6588, pp. 012067-1-012067-6, Oporto, Portugal, 26-27 July 2017