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CARBCOATPRO – Stimuli responsive layered double hydroxide/CARBon nanotube based COATings with multi-level corrosion PROtection

The CARBCOATPRO project aims at developing innovative multi-level protective "smart"coatings with enhanced "self-healing" active protection properties, to improve the long-term performance of metallic substrates.

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Chromatebased coatings are widely used as corrosion preventive surface treatment. The use of Cr6+ in home appliances and automotive parts has already been prohibited in Europe due to its carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and teratology. The increasing needs for high-performance Cr6+-free coatings demand development of new systems with active corrosion protection.

Functionalised layered double hydroxide (LDH)/carbon nanotube (CNT) additives will be incorporated into hybrid (POSS) based coatings. The expected impacts are:

  1. improved products at acceptable costs with respect to current existing technologies
  2. reduced usage of hazardous materials
  3. sustainability of developed technology throughout the entire products life cycle.

The environmentally-friendly products will bring significant economic benefits to the transport industry (automotive, aerospace) and building industry without harmful impacts on both the environment and the society.


  • SINTEF, Coordinator
  • SMT, Portugal
  • HYDRO, Norway

This project has received funding from Research Council of Norway-NANO2021, Foundation of Science and Technology (Portugal), Basque Innovation Agency (Spain) via the European Union's M.ERA.Net Programme for research.


Christian Rone Simon

Christian Rone Simon

Senior Business Developer Industry - Administration
938 11 275
Juan Yang

Juan Yang

Senior Research Scientist Process Technology
982 30 474

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Project duration

01/03/2016 - 31/12/2018

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