Overview of Silane-Based Polymer Coatings and Their Applications

  • Katsuhiko SanoEmail author
  • Hideyuki KanematsuEmail author
  • Toshihiro TanakaEmail author


Silane resin coatings, their structure, characteristics, and applications are reviewed. Generally, silane compounds are classified into two types, silicone and silicates, and make up organic paints and coating agents that are easy to handle and inexpensive and have high designing capability. However, they are vulnerable to ultraviolet light and heat due to the carbon–carbon bonds which also accounts for their lack of durability. Therefore, the authors herein have developed and investigated the applicability of alkoxysilane compounds for coatings and painting films. Conventionally, the mechanical strength and adhesion force to the substrate have not been good for silane polymer resins. However, the newly investigated and developed alkoxysilane compound films could solve these conventional problems. The concepts of the novel silane compound films and the rational for the research and development will be described. Further, the application possibilities in many industrial fields will be introduced in this chapter, with concrete examples mentioned.


Alkoxysilane compounds Weathering Corrosion resistance Sealing agents Antifouling properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.R&D SectionYokkaichiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringSuzukaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringSuitaJapan

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