Surfacing Science Seminars

09:30 - 09:40

Introduction from OCCA

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09:40 - 10:30

The Role of Sustainable Solvents and Mesoporous Materials in Surface Science

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11:00 - 11:20

Design Strategies for Waterborne Coatings with Defined Surface Properties

Waterborne colloidal films are used in a wide range of everyday applications, such as adhesives, inks, pharmaceutical coatings, agricultural treatments, paints and varnishes. For some applications, it is advantageous for a film’s top surface to have a structure and properties that differ from the underlayers. For instance, hard particles at the top of a coating will increase the mar resistance, and hydrophilic particles will increase the wettability. We have discovered how to create self-stratifying layers of particles during film formation. I will explain how the particle sizes, viscosity, drying conditions and thickness can be selected to design the targeted structure and properties.

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11:20 - 11:40

Effect of Molecular Weight (MW) on the Performance of Polyester-Melamine Coil Coatings

Polyester-melamine coil coatings must withstand large deformations when formed into components. Increasing MW decreases the number of crosslinks formed and Tg. At temperatures well below Tg increasing MW decreases Young’s modulus and yield stress. Around Tg increasing MW increases the strain to failure. The formability has been assessed using Erichsen cupping tests over a wide temperature range, highlighting distinct transitions. A relationship between structure and properties is proposed. The greatest effects of MW are observed at temperatures in the glassy region. Understanding this behaviour allows optimal forming conditions to be chosen for a given coating.

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  • Chris Lowe Manager Long Term Development Laboratory - Beckers
  • Fabian Sorce PhD Student - Imperial College London
11:40 - 12:00

Advances in Passive and Active Coatings Technology for Glass

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  • Rory Back R&D Incubator & Value-Added-Product Technical Manager - NSG Pilkington
14:00 - 15:00

Standards for Surface Coatings at BSI: The Successes, Challenges and Trends

16:00 - 16:30

Introduction to Graphene at Manchester

The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) is located in the heart of Manchester, the city where graphene was first isolated.  The incredible properties of this 2D material has led to a wealth of research and development of new products throughout many different industries including coatings, composites and energy.  The GEIC specialises in the rapid development and scale up of products containing graphene and other 2D materials for a wide range of applications.  Working alongside industrial partners to help establish supply chain and qualification of graphene based materials and additives.  The talk will present an overview of graphene, the capabilities at the centre and routes to engagement.

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16:30 - 17:00

Graphene Enhanced Coatings

Graphene modified coatings show tremendous potential for improvements in mechanical, chemical, thermal and electrical properties over a wide range of applications.  Research at the University of Manchester has shown that graphene can enhance properties such as enhanced thermal stability, increased hardness, scratch resistance and superior adhesion to substrates.  Graphene’s unique 2D structure means that it imparts exceptional barrier properties to a system, giving protection against reactive liquids, gases, salts and acids when incorporated into coatings to form nanocomposites.  Anticorrosion coatings are a large focus for the GEIC and the talk will present an overview with example data for such systems.

 

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  • Wayne Harrison Application Specialist - Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre
09:30 - 09:40

Introduction from OCCA

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09:50 - 10:10

The ‘B’s & C’s of Sustainability’ (BASF to Brexit and Circularity to Climate Change)

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  • Geoff Mackey Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director - BASF
10:10 - 10:30

Q&A

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11:00 - 11:20

Composite Surface Treatment:- From the Outside to the Inside

The use of composite materials as a replacement for metal is a growing area especially in the transportation arena.  The role of surface chemistry, both on the outside and inside of the composite, is vitally important to produce parts in order to meet cost and technical targets.

Using newly developed chemical surface treatments, it is possible to modify both the reinforcement fibres in order to improve interfacial adhesion to the composite matrix as well as the surface of the composite panel to improve and enhance bonding to adhesives, paints and coatings.

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11:20 - 11:40

Presentation by RSC SCIG Interest Group

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11:40 - 12:00

Moving Towards a Circular Economy for Hydrocarbon Raw Materials

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14:00 - 14:20

Presentation by IMF

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  • Kenan Handzic Business Development Manager - Fischer Instrumentation
14:20 - 14:40

The Mechanical Properties of Surface Coatings: Investigations Using the Fischer Nanoindentation Range of Instruments

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  • View full profile for Alexander DorodkoAlexander Dorodko Business Development Manager (South East UK) - Fischer Instrumentation
14:40 - 15:00

Presentation by IMF

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  • View full profile for TBC TBCTBC TBC Warwick Manufacturing Group