Tailored thin plasma polymers for surface engineering of coil coated steel
funding type European Comission
programme ECSC-STEEL C
acronym/
reference
ECSC CONTRACT 7210-PR-383 CECA
alternative reference 7210-PR/383
research group(s) 3 - materials for energy and functional surfaces;
department Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC)
execution dates 2002-07-01 - 2005-06-30 ( 36 Months )
abstract/
keywords

The project shall investigate the application of thin plasma polymer films with tailored properties for surface engineering of coil-coated steel. The aim is to achieve scratch resistance, anti-finger print and easy-to-clean properties. Moreover, the adhesion to the polymer coating and the weathering stability will be optimised. Two coil-coating products will be used as technical substrate (polyester and polyurethane top coat). Most probably, the surfaces of these coatings have to be plasma activated prior to plasma polymer deposition to achieve good adhesion. Variation of this pre-treatment process in combination with the corresponding surface analysis will be performed. Plasma polymers will be deposited by means of three different reactor systems (hollow cathode, capacitive discharge rf plasma, microwave). The deposited plasma polymers will be studied in detail by advanced surface analysis and microscopy. Testing is done with regard to chemical resistance, adhesion, weathering resistance and aesthetic properties.

coordinator
/local pi
Mário Guerreiro Silva Ferreira
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FÜR EISENFORSCHUNG Germany
partner institution(s)

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
CORUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
THYSSEN KRUPP STAHL
Germany
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH
Austria

international partner(s) yes
total budget 1.507.480€
ciceco budget 15.004€
project code 3.50.74
link http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/66642_en.html
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