• 12:30-12:00
  • Zaal 1

Functional bio-based coatings for mechanical or corrosive protection (Engels)

  • Dr.Ir. Pieter Samyn
  • Sirris

In a transition towards more sustainable resources, protective coatings developed from traditional fossile-based polymers are gradually replaced by bio-renewable alternatives. Either the one-by-one replacement through bio-based monomers can be achieved for certain content, or more benefit can be obtained by the implementation of novel coating concepts. The performance of UV-curable bio-based acrylate coatings for mechanical protection is illustrated by gradual replacement of either the acrylate backbone or cross-linking diluent into a bio-based counterpart. An alternative concept for corrosion protection through thermally-controlled release of vegetable oils is presented with long-lasting performance.