A team of researchers from the Rzeszow University of Technology, led by dr hab. Barbara Pilch-Pitera, prof. invented powder varnishes hardenable at low temperature or under the influence of UV radiation.
Powder varnishes developed by researchers from the Rzeszow University of Technology, after hardening at a temperature below 160 ° C or under the influence of UV radiation, will create coatings with a high degree of cross-linking and better performance properties than the classic ones made solely on the basis of unsaturated resins.
– Our solution makes it possible to use it to protect the surface of materials with low thermal resistance, such as wood, MDF boards or composites. These materials cannot be finished with classic powder paints, because they can be damaged under the conditions of their hardening (temperature 180-200 ° C). Currently, high-emission liquid products are used for this type of application, explains Dr. Barbara Pilch – Pitera, leader of the research team.
Contrary to coating-forming products, the solution of researchers from Rzeszow University of Technology is environmentally friendly. The varnishes are characterized by a complete absence of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions. In addition, they generate much less waste, which results from the possibility of reusing unused paint during painting, and are more efficient, because coatings with the desired parameters are obtained by painting one time in a much shorter time.
The invention of scientists from the Rzeszow University of Technology can be widely used. – Our paints can be used to protect the surface of materials with low thermal resistance, such as wood, MDF boards or composites, which are used in various industries, e.g. construction, furniture, plastics, automotive, aviation – says Dr. Barbara Pilch – Pitera.