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Innovative methodology in quality assessment of coatings (MANIAC)

Objective

A robust methodology for determination of quality and long-term performance coatings will be developed, by using new accelerated weathering techniques and by looking at the role of some important additives. The developed methodology will lead to shorter time-to-market for new environmentally friendly coatings, reducing health and safety risks connected with the use of solvents and other chemicals commonly used today. It will ensure high durability and good performance and speed up development of new coatings and additives. The innovative aspect lies in the application of knowledge of degradation processes, and the use of advanced analytical techniques to simultaneously deal with the problems of the complex nature of coating systems and the complexity of weathering conditions, and their effects on changes in terms of chemical and physical properties.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

SP SWEDISH NATIONAL TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boraas
Sweden

Participants (7)

ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Aalsvort 69
7241 MA Lochen
BYK-CHEMIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Abelstrasse 45
46482 Wesel
CLARIANT HUNINGUE
France
Address

68331 Huningue
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address

71059 Sindelfingen
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
PPG INDUSTRIES LACKE GMBH
Germany
Address
Talstrasse 14
74379 Ingersheim
UNIVERSITY OF ASTON
United Kingdom
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham