The final objective was reached: water-based lacquers were obtained having technical and appearance characteristics equivalent and in some cases also better than the solvent-based ones. Moreover the percent decreasing of the organic solvent emissions of the new system compared with the old one is approx. 98%.
The fundamental idea of the research work is to replace the solvent based lacquering system for plastic materials with water based system, without loosing the lacquers properties, on the contrary improving them and reducing considerably both the industrial cost and the energy consumptions.
The following range of activities represents the task of the partnership:
- Choice and set up of the best raw materials.
- Process and control parameters determination.
- Sample performance control.
- Process parameters optimization.
- Quality control.
The group of partners to deal with the task consists of a manufacturer of lacquers (Germany) and manufacturers of P.V.C. (Italy and Belgium).
The general task as well as the work development of each partner respective activities is subordinated to scientific assistance by University (Italy).
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts