Enhanced anti-corrosion protective coatings with graphene additive

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Coordinator RISE KIMAB AB - RISE KIMAB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 980 000
Project duration May 2019 - November 2020
Status Ongoing
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.

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