University Paint Consult/Material Evaluation for Nano-based Additive
SITUATION: A large public university was seeking an independent paint expert opinion of possible applications for a new water based nano-based conductive additive for paint.
ACTION: The university contracted Chemical Dynamics to perform the study.
RESULT: After extensive evaluations, Chemical Dynamics was able to demonstrate that the nano-based material demonstrates the ability to replace heavy metal chrome based pigment for corrosion inhibition purposes. A second utility of the technology was determined to be as a thickener for water born coatings.
A global company with multibillion dollar sales required an independent paint raw material evaluation from a paint expert of the performance and application potential of a new fluoropolymer resin that they had developed.
Due to the resident coating expertise in fluoropolymer coatings, the supplier contracted Chemical Dynamics to provide an independent evaluation of this new resin chemistry. Chemical Dynamics completed the evaluation and identified multiple new applications for the fluoropolymer resin chemistry.
Some portions of the automobile must be coated with paint that offers a variety of unique long life performance attributes including resistance to harsh chemicals such as fuels, oils and hydraulic fluid, and also offer resistance to stone chipping, road salts and moisture in a variety of forms. Lastly, such coatings must also be conductive so the build-up of static electricity does not cause volatile materials to ignite.
Since there was no such coating on the market, especially a water born coating, Chemical Dynamics developed and patented this coating for use on fuel filler tubes, fuel lines and other components of cars requiring these properties. This technology named Infinicoat was one of a handful of PACE Award finalists among several hundred contestants in recognition of the value and innovation that this product brought to the automotive industry. Infinicoat is currently used on multiple domestic model cars.