Brian Skerry of the Sherwin-Williams Company presented a highly successful lecture about the Barrier Plus technology on May 26, 2016 at the European Technical Coatings Congress, which was held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK. His lecture was entitled “Advanced Water Borne Barrier Coatings for the Corrosion Protection of Structural Steel.”
There was standing-room only in the lecture hall, with an estimated 130 delegates attending the presentation. Afterward, in the question session, there were several supportive and encouraging comments from the audience.
The general feedback was that the concept of RAFT polymerization – with the organic/inorganic hybrids (UCBL research) when combined with the film formation results and analysis (Surrey research) was a great concept and not one attempted before. There were several comments looking forward to more results and paint information as generated during the balance of the project.
Photos from the event can be viewed in the gallery.