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Plasma Polymerisation for Bonding and Coating of Metals

Objective



Objectives and content
This Basic Research Proposal draws together expertise
from Industry [large and SME), Universities and Research
Centres to investigate and develop a novel technique for
the plasma deposition of thin polymer coatings on metal
substrates, allowing polymeric films to be formed which
retain high levels of chemical functionality. This
technique will be used to provide chemically active
layers, which have good adhesion and will form the basis
for subsequent coating by adhesives and paints.
Applicable to several industrial sectors, this plasma
deposition technique will be used in conjunction with
other plasma-based treatments which can clean and modify
the metal surface, providing a versatile, self-contained
method for treating metals without the need for
conventional solvent and acid-based processes.
The technique will be studied using in-situ and ex-situ
monitoring, supported by molecular modelling, to develop
an understanding of the mechanisms and improve process
control. Plasma-deposited layers will be tested using a
range of chemical, electrochemical, physical and
mechanical tests to determine their structure and
behaviour when they are used as surfaces for adhesive
bonding and thick coatings. This information will be
used to assess the feasibility of the plasma deposition
of chemically functional coatings for industrial
exploitation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD
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267,Fpc 267
BS35 7QW Bristol
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderungder Angewandten Forschung e.V.
Germany
Address
55,Kantstrasse
14513 Teltow
Instituto Superior Técnico
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais
1096 Lisboa
PROFACTOR PRODUKTIONSFORSCHUNGS GMBH
Austria
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
4407 Steyr
RUEBIG GMBH & CO KG
Austria
Address
56,Schafwiesenstrasse 56
4600 Wels
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Mappin Street Sir Robert Hadfield Building
S1 3JD Sheffield