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Why is ColorbondR steel greener on the other side of the fence? Designing additives to retard weathering of surface coatings [ 2007 - 2009 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0775032]

Researchers Dr SJ Blanksby; Dr PJ Barker

Brief description COLORBONDR steel, the flagship pre-painted steel product of BlueScope Steel Limited, has become an iconic part of both suburban and outback landscapes whether installed as roofing, walling or water conservation accessories (tanks, down-pipes etc). This proposal aims to provide a detailed understanding of molecular level changes in COLORBONDR steel surface coatings brought about by levels of heat and radiation encountered in-service. These insights will lead to further improvements in both lifetime and aesthetic durability of COLORBONDR steel, ensuring continuing economic success of BlueScope in the domestic building market with consequent benefits to manufacturing communities throughout the supply-chain nationwide.

Funding Amount $117,354

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