Polyelectrolyte complexation for the next generation of waterborne coatings
Jiaying Li (PhD Candidate), Wiebe de Vos (promotor), Jasper van der Gucht (promotor WUR)
Funding: Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Block Consortium (ARC CBBC flagship project on Coatings)
A transition from mainly solvent-borne coating to waterborne coating is highly demanded in the current coating industry. This study helps to explore a different path far from traditional polymer studies.
Waterborne coatings, gas barrier, food packaging, polyelectrolytes, complexation
The key of film formation in this study is polyelectrolyte complexation, which is not as well known as particle coalescence in the coating industry. The challenge is to utilize, characterize and understand the complexation process for the film formation step.
The goal of this project is to build a new binder system for waterborne coating using polyelectrolyte complexation.