Study of inorganic powders used for preparation of waterproof coating
Polimery 2016, No 11-12, 844
The new coatings based on styrene-acrylate copolymer with solid powder additives were prepared. Solid additives were one of three types of adhesives (white cement, Portland cement, and alumina cement) and one of four inorganic fillers (quartz powder, talcum powder, calcium carbonate powder, and fly ash). The coatings were tested by determination of surface drying time, hard drying time, tensile strength, and elongation at break. The ratio of water absorption after 7 days was also measured. The results showed that white cement was the best inorganic adhesive with optimal amount of 40–50 wt % in solid powder part. Quartz powder served as better inorganic filler compared with talcum powder and calcium carbonate powder. Fly ash could also be used as good inorganic filler but in amount lower than 10 wt %. Thus prepared coatings satisfy requirements for class III according to GB/T23445-2009 standard.