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New photoinitiators and polymers for tack-free LED cured surface coatings

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to develop surface coatings curable by energy from Light Emitting Diodes (LEDS) by overcoming existing hurdles, while improving workplace health and safety. The project expects to achieve this by developing a new class of photoinitiator molecules, with enhanced reactivity, via a unique understanding of synthesis, photochemistry and commercial coatings formulation. Outcomes will be new surface coatings for a wide range of end uses, publication in high ranking journals and commercialisation of the technology. Benefits of this project will include elimination of mercury and reduction in exposure to solvents in the Australian workplace, and a lower energy requirement to produce high-quality surface coated products.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP180100550

Local Award Id


  • 130231

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This project aims to develop surface coatings curable by energy from Light Emitting Diodes (LEDS) by overcoming existing hurdles, while improving workplace health and safety. The project expects to achieve this by developing a new class of photoinitiator molecules, with enhanced reactivity, via a unique understanding of synthesis, photochemistry and commercial coatings formulation. Outcomes will be new surface coatings for a wide range of end uses, publication in high ranking journals and commercialisation of the technology. Benefits of this project will include elimination of mercury and reduction in exposure to solvents in the Australian workplace, and a lower energy requirement to produce high-quality surface coated products.

Date/time Interval


  • 2018

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP180100550

Local Award Id


  • 130231