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BARRIER-PLUS will represented at Eurosteel 2017 by ECCS, please drop by!

Eurosteel 2017 will be in Copenhagen in September. This is the 8th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, and is part of a series that takes place every three years and is Europe’s leading conference on structural steel. The consortium will be represented at Eurosteel 2017 by ECCS. Please come along, we will be very happy to talk to you about our work developing one-component waterborne coatings for steel.

Consortium scientists uses computer simulations to study mixtures of many components

tmpppTypical coatings have not one or two, but several species of colloidal particles, and inevitably the particles of each component are not all made with identical diameters but with some spread of diameters. Andrea Fortini and Richard Sear of the consortium studied these effects using computer simulations, and their results have recently been published the American Chemical Society’s Langmuir journal.

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Consortium probes coating with neutrons

isis_bpteamIn April 2016, a team from the University of Surrey conducted experiments on Barrier-Plus materials at the ISIS pulsed neutron source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. They used small angle neutron scattering (SANS) to understand the film formation of surfactant-free latex. These materials were labelled with deuterium, a heavy isotope of hydrogen, by the team at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and CNRS so that the molecular structure inside the barrier coatings could be revealed. At the left, we have the team working at ISIS at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. From left to right: Phil Richardson, Nacho Martin-Fabiani, David Makepeace, and Joe Keddie.

 

Professor Keddie Will Present Barrier Plus Results in the Thomas Graham Lecture

The Coordinator of the Barrier Plus project, Professor Joe Keddie, will present the Thomas Graham Lecture at the UK Colloids 2017 Meeting in Manchester. In his lecture, he will present some of the discoveries made by the Surrey and Lyon teams working within the Barrier Plus project. Continue reading “Professor Keddie Will Present Barrier Plus Results in the Thomas Graham Lecture”

Presentation at the European Technical Coatings Congress Attracts Attention

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.” Continue reading “Presentation at the European Technical Coatings Congress Attracts Attention”