Functionalized Graphene enhanced coating

Reference number
Coordinator Applied Nano Surfaces Sweden AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration May 2018 - October 2018
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for graphene
Call 2017-04143-en

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to use functionalized graphene to improve mechanical and tribological properties of coatings and extrudable polymer materials. The purpose of the functionalization was to make the graphene chemically crosslinkable with various polymeric matrices such as epoxy and polyurethane. Within the project, a screening of several functional materials was carried out

Expected results and effects

The result of the preliminary study is positive. All parties involved have learned more about graphene and functionalization. Doctoral students have been involved in the project and learned more about functionalization and formulation. The results have been spread through conference participation and within the framework of the consortium. Thanks to good results in the project, a continuation application has been submitted

Planned approach and implementation

The feasibility study has been carried out broadly with screening of several potential materials for functionalization. FlexLink has participated as an end user, Chalmers are the experts in graphene and have worked with functionalization. SHT has provided the materials for testing and ANS has been responsible for formulation of low friction and wear coatings. The communication between the various parties has been tight and the dialogue is open throughout the work. The consortium has worked well and want to continue the joint work, why a new application has been submitted

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