Abstract

Polymer coatings find increasing interest for anticorrosion applications and others. Thanks to its extraordinary properties (high chemical stability, low creep rate and good electrical resistivity at relatively high temperature) PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) polymer is now considered as a challenging matierial. In this work, PEEK polymer powder was thermally sprayed with different processes. Particle impacts were observed and coating was analyzed by infrared spectrometry. The temperature of the substrate was shown to play an important role in the formation of dense and continuous coatings. Thermal degradation during spraying produces new carbonyl species due to chain scissions; but the amount of decomposition could be controlled from the choice of spraying conditions.

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