Battelle Creates Smart Coating | February 2, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 5 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 5 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 2, 2009

Battelle Creates Smart Coating

Department: Business
Battelle coating can reveal rust damage before it becomes visible.
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Battelle coating can reveal rust damage before it becomes visible.
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Scientists at Battelle, an Ohio-based research institution, have developed a coating that can reveal rust before it becomes visible to the naked eye. Applied between a primer and topcoat, the nanomaterial-based coating fluoresces under a scanning device to reveal early evidence of corrosion. Quick repairs could save industry and government millions of dollars annually, Battelle says.

 
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