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High-performance water-based barrier coatings for the corrosion protection of structural steel

Dehan, Véronique, Bourgeat-Lami, Elodie, D'Agosto, Franck, Duffy, Brendan, Fortini, Andrea, Hilton, Sharon, Krassa, Kalliopi, Keddie, Joseph, Koh, Ming L., Lansalot, Muriel , Lee, Michelle, Lesage de la Haye, Jennifer, Martin-Fabiani, Ignacio, Mantzaridis, Christos, Mazeffa, Douglas P., Sear, Richard, Schulz, Malin, Sibbald, Morgan, Skerry, Brian and Thomas, Brett (2017) High-performance water-based barrier coatings for the corrosion protection of structural steel Steel Construction, 10 (3). pp. 254-259.

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This article provides an overview of the outcomes of a European-funded project called BarrierPlus. A new type of water-based barrier coating was developed for structural steel applications. The advantages of this coating include enhanced moisture resistance, low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and one-component self-crosslinking free of isocyanates. To enable this performance, a latex polymer binder was uniquely designed without using soap-like molecules, known as surfactants, to form the dispersion. By minimizing surfactants in the coating, the barrier properties were significantly enhanced. The latex was successfully scaled up to 15 kg quantities by an SME, coating formulations were scaled to pilot quantities and a variety of characterization and coating performance tests were completed. A life cycle assessment found that the BarrierPlus coating has a better environmental profile than an industry benchmark solvent-borne coating and showed promising results relative to commercial waterborne benchmarks.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Dehan, Véronique
Bourgeat-Lami, Elodie
D'Agosto, Franck
Duffy, Brendan
Hilton, Sharon
Krassa, Kalliopi
Koh, Ming L.
Lansalot, Muriel
Lee, Michelle
Lesage de la Haye, Jennifer
Martin-Fabiani, Ignacio
Mantzaridis, Christos
Mazeffa, Douglas P.
Sibbald, Morgan
Skerry, Brian
Thomas, Brett
Date : 10 August 2017
DOI : 10.1002/stco.201710034
Copyright Disclaimer : © Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin. This is the authors accepted manuscript version of an article published in Steel Construction, Vol.10, Iss.3, p.254–259 and which can be found in its published form at
Uncontrolled Keywords : Corrosion; Coatings; Waterborne; Barrier properties; Life cycle assessment
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 29 Aug 2017 15:08
Last Modified : 26 Jul 2018 02:08

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