Smart technology providing permanent antistatic properties to substrates

In modern society the demand of smart and multi-functional coatings is becoming continuously more important. Consider coating areas like food production, car interiors, health institutes and ESD safety. We have developed a technology that overcomes the challenges with current known systems, preventing development of static charge build-up on surfaces. The disadvantage of current technology is that the activity will decrease in time, creating a surface that increases a static charge build-up leading to undesirable shock or electrical damage. We now introduce a novel polymer technology that is designed to be incorporated into the coated surface where it provides intrinsic lasting antistatic protection. The technology uses a tethered function that gives the substrate a unique property incorporated within the polymer matrix: this functional modification provides the coated substrate protection against accumulation of static electrical charge. The inclusion of the novel technology does not compromise the paint and coating properties.
Duration: 17:28
Speaker: Erwin Honcoop
Company: Croda
Conference: European Coatings Show Conference 2021 virtual
Session: Functional and smart coatings
Date: 12.09.2021