SHREC is short for Self-HEaling and REpairing Coatings. SHREC is an ICON project within the SHE program context.
The SHREC project looks into the concept of self-healing for coatings both for micro-scratches and for macro-scratches. Micro-scratches will be healed using incorporation of microcapsules with a self-healing compound. Macro-scratches will be tackled by use of a shape-memory thermoplastic coating system.
- the need for a very small size of microcapsules for coating applications
- the compatibility with a wide variety of coating systems and substrates
This project is linked with the SEPOCOM SBO project and the NAPROM SBO project within the SHE program context.