M-ERA.NET CARBCOATPRO: Stimuli responsive layered double hydroxide/CARBon nanotube based COATings with multi-level corrosion PROtection

The increasing needs for high-performance chromate-free coatings involve the development of new systems with active corrosion protection. The CARBCOATPRO project aims at developing innovative multi-level protective "smart"coatings. The coating will contain multi-functional additives with enhanced "self-healing" active protection properties and will contribute to improve the long-term performance of metallic substrates.

The key technology in focus is based on the functionalization of layered double hydroxide (LDH)/carbon nanotube (CNT) additives that will be incorporated into polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) based coatings.

The expected impacts are:

  • improved products with respect to current existing technologies with acceptable costs;
  • reduced usage of hazardous materials;
  • sustainability of developed technology throughout the entire products life cycle. The environmentally-green products will bring significant economic benefits to the industries without harmful impacts on both the environment and the society.
Can product from HYDRO
MAIER's technology for automotive industries
Layered double hydroxide developed at SMT