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Designing Self-Healing Functionality into Coatings for Improved Corrosion Resistance After Damage

Autonomic materials
This is a Past Webinar
Incumbent protective coatings are significantly limited in the event the coating is damaged and the underlying substrate is exposed leading to moisture ingress and/or corrosion creep at the coating/substrate interface. Moisture ingress and corrosion creep lead to delamination of the coating from the substrate thereby impairing the coating’s ability to protect the substrate. Autonomic Materials, Inc. (AMI), has developed a product platform aimed at restoring a coating’s corrosion resistance after damage.

AMI’s product platform is based on the microencapsulation of a proprietary blend of polymer precursors, adhesion promoters, corrosion inhibitors and other enhancers. When a coating incorporating one of AMI’s microencapsulated healing agents is damaged, the microcapsules are ruptured, releasing the healing agent into the site of damage where it polymerizes, healing the damage. The ability to heal or repair the damage mitigates moisture ingress and creep at the coating/substrate interface, keeping the coating on the substrate, and the coated substrate in service for a longer period.
Gerald Wilson Presented By:
Dr Gerald O. Wilson

Length: 90 min

Why should you view this webinar?

In this webinar, you will be provided with an introduction to self-healing technology and its application in the design of responsive protective coatings. Building on these fundamentals, you will then be introduced to AMI’s product platform and discuss results obtained from a range of evaluations of coating formulations incorporating Autonomics Materials additives.

Who should view this webinar?

Autonomic Materials self-healing AMPARMOR™ additives provide key benefits to high-performance coatings, including improved corrosion protection, extended coating lifetime and reduced maintenance cost, improved protection with maintained adhesion, and potential for aesthetic recovery. As such, this webinar is targeted for:
  • Additives Suppliers
  • Formulators / Compounders
  • Paint Manufacturers
  • End-Users
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Dr Gerald O. Wilson Vice President - Autonomic Materials

Gerald Wilson As Vice President for Technology Development, Dr. Gerald Wilson leads AMI’s Research and Development, Application Development, Scale Up and Manufacturing efforts. Gerald has over 15 years of experience designing self-healing materials chemistries for a broad range of applications and end-uses. He has authored or co-authored over 45 peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings and invited lectures and is an inventor on 9 issued and pending patents and applications.

Gerald earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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