CSI / AIA Lunch and Learn - Introduction to Self-Healing Technology for Coatings - 1 AIA CREDIT

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When:  May 23, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Willamette Valley

Please join WV CSI and AIA for a presentation by Gerald Wilson, Ph.D.; President and CEO of Autonomic Materials.   Lunch will be provided.

Self-healing materials are a class of smart materials that have the capability to repair themselves after damage, without the need for detection or repair by manual intervention. As the field of self-healing materials continues to grow, novel self-healing concepts and chemistries are being developed for a variety of applications including coatings. Self-healing functionality is typically considered for incorporation into coatings to solve two basic challenges which include restoration of aesthetic properties and restoration of protective function. In this talk, we will compare these challenges and discuss the capability of existing technologies to meet them. We will then discuss examples of the development and application of self-healing chemistries to protective coatings and the level of success achieved in autonomic repair of coatings that have been damaged via a variety of mechanisms. These examples will include a range of formulations some of which have already been deployed in commercial applications.


Eugene Builders Exchange
2460 W 11th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
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