The general objective of this project is to improve the aging and chemical resistance of water-based acrylic finishes used on interior and exterior wood products through the addition of fluoropolymers.
The specific objectives are to:
- Prepare and identify acrylic-fluoropolymer formulations adapted to the wood industry;
- Evaluate the performance of these products under conditions where wood products are used;
- Optimize dry film thickness of acrylic-fluoropolymer coatings to make the most of the exceptional properties of these products;
- Determine VOC emitted by the formulations as well as mildew resistance.