Synthesis and Comparison of EB- and UV-curable Monomers for Anti-fogging Coatings

전자선 및 자외선 경화형 방무코팅용 모노머의 합성 및 물성비교

  • Cho, Jung-Dae (Institute of Photonics & Surface Treatment, Q-Sys Co. Ltd.) ;
  • Lee, Jae-Sung (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Chosun University) ;
  • Kim, Yang-Bae (Institute of Photonics & Surface Treatment, Q-Sys Co. Ltd.) ;
  • Hong, Jin-who (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Chosun University)
  • 조정대 ((주)큐시스 광소재표면처리연구소) ;
  • 이재성 (조선대학교 고분자공학과) ;
  • 김양배 ((주)큐시스 광소재표면처리연구소) ;
  • 홍진후 (조선대학교 고분자공학과)
  • Received : 2005.03.16
  • Accepted : 2005.04.18
  • Published : 2005.06.10


Electron beam (EB) and ultraviolet (UV) curable monomers (AF-1 with mono functionality and AF-2 with tetra functionality) containing hydroxy and acrylate group for anti-fogging coating were synthesized and applied to EB and UV-curable coating systems. The synthesized reactive AF-1 and AF-2 monomers were first formulated into UV-curable system and the optimization of film properties for anti-fogging coating was investigated. The 5:17.5 ratio for AF-1 and AF-2 was found to be the best optimized formulation for anti-fogging coating without destroying the other essential properties such as hardness, solvent resistance, and adhesion. The optimized formulation was applied to the EB-curable system, and EB and UV-curable systems were compared. The results demonstrated that both EB and UV-cured films coated on PC sheet showed excellent anti-fogging properties; however, the EB-cured film exhibited better hardness, adhesion, and water repellent properties than the UV-cured film.


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