CHEMCOLOR Sevnica Ltd.
Novel technological solution for the manufacturing of isocyanate-free polyurethane-based coatings used for corrosion protection of various metals
- Advanced Manufacturing
Polyurethane technology is one of the most promising coating systems and is becoming the technology of choice for several end markets. The importance of optimisation of the current manufacturing process and characterisation of the prepared coating systems are two keys findings of the Project.
Due to the Project, the manufacturing process uses a reduced amount of used hazardous chemicals and can be controlled under less strict conditions. The optimised solution is also more user-friendly because it does not require such strict conditions for the application.
Key success factors
The key factors of this research were multidisciplinarity of the used methods and the know-how of the company and KET TCs. Within the Project, the issue was studied with special laboratory equipment, which gives better insight into the mechanism of the coating formulation. Moreover, coating characterisation techniques give faster and deeper insight into the coating quality. The coating quality was tested according to the standards, which is important for the production quality confirmation.