Across the globe, corrosion costs industries, societies and governments in excess of $3 trillion annual (3% of all economic activity).
AkzoNobel and The University of Manchester are working together to sustainably reduce the impact of corrosion.
The Themes of the Programme
Why do coatings work and why do coatings fail?
What allows a corrosion protection system to protect many different metals?
How long will a system provide corrosion protection?
How to detect corrosion early?
How to achieve corrosion inhibition with sustainable chemistry?
This partnership is unique in its ability to tackle these themes. The combination of the Centre for Corrosion and Protection’s depth of expertise across all areas of materials corrosion associated with AkzoNobel’s breadth of applications knowledge and chemical expertise, will yield the scientific understanding to provide the solutions to the challenges.
Attending the opening also gave Stephen the opportunity to catch up with Professor Stuart Lyon who has been appointed AkzoNobel’s Professor of Corrosion Control at the University. Stephen has worked with Professor Lyon on the Advisory Panel for Sector Scheme NHSS19A and through his involvement won ICATS training scheme.
As corrosion has such a massive impact on industry and the economy Hankinson Painting Group wish the partnership every success.