Enhanced anti-corrosion protective coatings with graphene additive
|Coordinator||RISE KIMAB AB - RISE KIMAB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 980 000|
|Project duration||May 2019 - November 2020|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for graphene|
|Call||Collaborations for commercial applications with graphene – spring 2019|
Purpose and goal
The long-term goal of this project is to develop an improved anti-corrosion paint system for harsh environments. Adding graphene to anti-corrosion paint systems has the possibility to enhance the barrier properties and limit the diffusion of ions, water and oxygen and thereby delaying corrosion. The short-term goal is to systematically investigate the influence of graphene additive to different parts of the paint system.
Expected results and effects
The intended use of the new system is for large industrial and infrastructure installations. By improving the anti-corrosion properties of paint systems used in these applications economic and environmental benefits can be achieved for society. The results are expected to lead to a deeper understanding of the effects of graphene additive on the paint system and in which part of the system it is most advantageous.
Planned approach and implementation
The scope of the project is to do a systematic evaluation of the effect of adding graphene to different layers of a protective coating system. This is to establish in which layer graphene addition has the best effect as there is a lack of comparative studies reported in the literature. The corrosion resistance will be evaluated after accelerated corrosion test by electrochemical, condensation and cyclic testing.