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2016-11-09 Ukraine: Fire-Resistant Coatings Based on Thermoexpanded Graphites



Fire-Resistant Coatings Based on Thermoexpanded Graphites


Description of the project offered: 
Intumescent coatings (EP) occupy a special place among the currently used facilities of fire protection of building structures. High fire-resistant efficiency of intumescent coatings in combination with wide possibilities of mechanized methods of compositions applying to the construction surfaces causes an increased interest. These coatings are applied as a thin layer on the structures surface and perform the operation functions of paint and decorative finishing material. Under the action of high temperatures, the coating swells, greatly increasing in volume with the formation of the porous layer that has good thermal insulating properties. 
To create intumescent coatings we propose to use thermally expanding graphite's (TEGs). 
A high degree of thermal expansion – more than 1000% provides for thin-walled fire protection (0,5-0,8 mm), which consequently results in a decreasing of amount and weight of fire-resistant coatings (5-10 times lower than the weight of protective plates of the same fire retardant efficiency) and ergonomic designs.
In contrast to the natural swelling perlite and vermiculites TEGs are compounds obtained from natural graphite that allows to vary their properties depending on the processing technologies according to temperature intervals of decomposition and the amount of swelling. Coatings based on TEGs have much less radiation emission, therefore more effective protection from flame spread.
Specialists of Gas Institute of National Academy of Sciences have a wide experience of natural graphite's treatment and obtaining on their basis of a unique material – termoexpanded graphite. The Gas Institute has developed the pilot aggregates for TEG synthesis by various capacities.
The experience we gained in the process of working with thermoexpanded graphite's allows us to look with a confidence to a positive future of the creation of new highly fire-resistant coatings.
The aim of the project is to develop the scientific and technical foundations of fire protective coatings synthesis with the use of thermally expanded graphite's. To develop, manufacture and test in a pilot scale the technology of development and application of a flame resistant coatings on different structural elements of the construction industry etc. The use of created new coatings will improve the safety of structural elements of buildings in emergencies.
The involvement of European investments and partners will improve our existing developments and implement technology on an industrial level.
Project proposer:   Borys BONDARENKO (Ukraine)
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  CALL: FET-Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017


Description of the collaboration sought: 
We invite all interesting's partners for cooperation in our project. 
Expertise sought: Intellectual property rights, Research ethics, Other energy topics, Hydrogen and fuel cells, Biofuels, Energy saving, Energy storage. Energy. Transport, Renewable sources of energy, Fossil fuels, Nuclear fusion, Nuclear fission, Other technology, Robotics, Automation, Space and satellite research, Industrial biotech, Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, Network technologies, ICT Applications, Materials technology, Construction technology, Aerospace technology, Transport, Telecommunications, Information processing. Information systems, Electronics. Microelectronics, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project participant, Project coordinator, 
Organisation types sought: Research, Industry, Technology transfer, Non-governmental organisation (NGO), Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), , 
Countries sought: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, China, United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, 

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