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Smart Coatings: 22nd January 2014

Date: Wed 22nd, Jan, 2014 – 9:45 – 16:00

Location: The Centre for Process Innovation Netpark Thomas Wright Way Sedgefield Durham TS21 3FG


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This event is now taking place on the 22 January 2014.
Any registrations for the previous event are no longer valid, please register again below.

Surface engineering and advanced coatings has been identified as one of the 22 national competencies for high value manufacturing. Coatings are used right across the spectrum of the manufacturing and engineering sectors and are vital to the success of British industries.

Smart coating technology has always been a hot topic and the subject of competitive advantage in a wide variety of applications.

It could be a barrier coating for a packaging film application and be transparent but control the ingress and egress of moisture or it could be a coating that can indicate damage on an aero engine or oil and gas platform or even in a composite being used to save weight on an aircraft. They all have smart technology in common, i.e. the coatings react, often reversibly to a stimulus in their environment to deliver something.

This event will offer the opportunity to see where the technology might be in a variety of different applications and to see if there are some common areas where the innovation and/or the commercial adoption are being slowed and where the materials community could make an impact in terms of helping to overcome the barriers.
It is planned that further events might be delivered to look into specific areas that have been identified as important but where there is a need for community input.

Programme (provisional)

09:45             Registration, refreshments and networking

10:15     Introduction

Steve Morris, Materials KTN

Shak Gohir, Centre for Process Innovation

10:25     Smart Coatings – An Overview

Allan Matthews, University of Sheffield

10:45     Smart coatings for aero engines

Dave Rickerby, Rolls-Royce

11:05     Smart coatings for off-shore oil & gas

Brian Allcock, Monitor Coatings Ltd

11:25             Refreshments, networking and posters

11:45     Smart Paints

Brian Norton, Indestructible Paints Ltd

12:05     Thin film coatings

Kevin Cooke, Milba – Teer Coatings Ltd

12:25     SMC3 – Interfacial Chemistry

Prof. John Evans, Durham University

12:45     Moving towards Smart Adhesives

Gary Clitchlow, Loughborough University

13:05             Lunch, networking and posters

14:00     Printed self-ameliorating Technology for Aircraft Structures

Alma Hodzic, AMRC, Sheffield

14:20     Approaching Open Innovation

Euan Magennis, P&G

14:40             Refreshments, networking and posters

15:00     Enterprise Europe Network and Funding

Graham Bulman, EEN

15:20     FP7 Materials Projects: R2R-CIGs and NanoMend

Holly Peacock, Centre for Process Innovation

15:40             Open Discussion – Next Steps

16.00               Close

Registration: 

You can register for this event here.

Event contact

Lindsay Gill – See more at: Link

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