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One component waterborne barrier coatings

Objective

Steel is the most used metal in construction and the costs of protecting Europe’s structural steel installations and assets from corrosion is thought to be 3% of GDP (or about €375BN). However, there are two factors that will increasingly affect future protective coatings developments: VOC emissions and health/safety issues. Firstly there is a strong mandate to apply VOC emissions legislation to protective coatings (and in particular extend the Paint Products Directive to include them). Secondly REACH, together with increasing effects of chemicals on humans supported through medical literature, may prevent the use of some coating materials.
Our vision for BARRIER-PLUS is to develop one component waterborne barrier coatings that are competitive in performance to two component coatings. One component waterborne coatings have a number of advantages over two component coatings and solventborne systems: low VOC emissions; low fire risk; lower insurance issues; no exposure to isocyanates, epoxy resins or amines; no waste or poor film performance arising from pot life problems. Our approach is to build upon recent research in the organic/inorganic nanocomposites field to create enhanced film barrier properties.
Although this project is focused on the protection of steel, the technology developed will have application in the protection of other substrates, eg concrete, brickwork and stonework.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 85 887,67
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)

Participants (10)

NORSK STALFORBUND
Norway
EU contribution
€ 680 057,81
Address
Arbins Gate 2
0253 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kjetil Myhre (Mr.)
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DE LA CORROSION AISBL

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 107 212,93
Address
Avenue Paul Heger Grille No.2
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philippe Marcus (Prof.)
MEGARA RESIN INDUSTRY - ANASTASIOSFANIS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 362 568,63
Address
38Th Km Neo Athinon Korinthou Megara Attiki
191 00 Megara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charalambos Varelas (Dr.)
INTERSERV - SOCIEDADE TECNICA DE SERVICIOS LDA

Participation ended

Portugal
Address
Rua Jose Afonso 3 2 Esq Laranjeiro
2810 237 Almada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Cordeiro (Mr.)
TUINSA NORTE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 272 205,56
Address
Calle Jose Llama Fernandez 32
33393 Sotiello Dijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Mendivil Ardura (Mr.)
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PROTECTIVE & MARINE COATINGS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 582,50
Address
Kestor Street - Tower Works
BL2 2AL Bolton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vlad Miller (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 11 328
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Dr.)
PRA TRADING LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 288,32
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.)
CONVENTION EUROPEENNE DE LA CONSTRUCTION METALLIQUE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 175 825,95
Address
Avenue Des Ombrages 32/20 32
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Veronique Dehan (Mrs.)
INSTITIUID TEICNEOLAIOCHTA BHAILE ATHA CLIATH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 3 250
Address
Grangegorman Lower
D07 H6K8 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catherine Mcgarvey (Ms.)