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Development of green anticorrosion coatings for steel protection based on environmentally friendly nanoparticles and conducting polymers

Objective

The overall objective of the STEELCOAT project is to reduce the use of toxic and hazardous compounds in, and extend the service life of, anticorrosion coatings for steel. The project aims to develop novel green, environmentally friendly, anticorrosion coatings with extended durability for steel protection. We will develop both high solids (HS) solvent-borne and water-borne anticorrosion maintenance coatings. The corrosion protection in these novel coatings will be achieved by combining green nanoparticles, conductive polymers and binders.

Steel is an excellent material with high strength and outstanding mechanical properties and it has been used for centuries. Exposing bare steel surfaces to a corrosive environment will lead to corrosion of the steel surfaces and thus pose a potential danger to the whole steel structure, reducing its service life. The cost of corrosion is 3-4 % of GDP worldwide and is therefore a very important issue for all modern societies. Many compounds that are used in the corrosion protection of steel today are hazardous to the environment and to human health. For example, hexavalent chromium has been used in inhibitive pigments but these pigments are being phased out due to environmental and health concerns. Thus, there is an urgent need to replace current paint systems with new effective systems that are more environmental friendly and not hazardous to human health.

In the STEELCOAT project we will develop new HS solvent-borne and water-borne anticorrosion maintenance coating systems for steel protection through the combination of nanoceria, nanoclay, conductive polymers and binders. In order to optimize the corrosion protection of the novel systems we will devote a part of the project to increased fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of corrosion protection. Furthermore, in the development of the coating formulations we will investigate and optimize the mechanical properties of the coating and the adhesion to the steel surface.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-SMALL-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 431 409,25
Administrative Contact
Karin Persson (Dr.)

Participants (11)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 240 256
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bo Brummerstedt Iversen (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 271 515,25
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Flavio Deflorian (Prof.)
THE PAINT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED BY GUARANTEE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 307,25
Address
Castle Mews 14 High Street
TW12 2NP Hampton
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Collins (Mr.)
YKI, YTKEMISKA INSTITUTET AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 427 590,50
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 45
11486 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karin Persson (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 311 824
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ilona Mozsi (Ms.)
Enthone GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 52 031
Address
Elisabeth-selbert-strasse 4
40764 Langenfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Schwarzenberg (Dr.)
LAVIOSA CHIMICA MINERARIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 88 704
Address
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 21
57123 Livorno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eugenio Scaramuzzi (Dr.)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 262 271
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Falce (Mr.)
INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 169 169
Address
Ively Road Y 25 Room G10
GU14 0LX Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul William Reip (Dr.)
CRAY VALLEY SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 24 729
Address
Rue Henri Regnault, La Défense 6 16-32
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Betremieux (Dr.)
PRA TRADING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 237 818,75
Address
High Street Castle Mews 14
TW12 2NP Hampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wendy Williams (Ms.)