Development of green anticorrosion coatings for steel protection based on environmentally friendly nanoparticles and conductive polymers.

STEELCOAT  was a project within the EU Seventh Research Frame Programme (FP7), in the area of NMP (Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies).

The long term objective of this three-year project was to reduce the use of toxic and hazardous substances in, and extend the service life of, anticorrosion coatings for steel substrates.

The consortium consisted of 10 partners from 6 different countries planned to develop a new environmentally friendly, anticorrosion coatings with extended durability for steel protection. Both high solid solvent-borne and water-borne coatings were investigated and the corrosion protection in these novel coatings were achieved by combining environmentally friendly nanoparticles and conductive polymer, together with novel compatible binder polymers.