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Development of a simple test to predict the surface cracking of coatings on cabinetsCompleted

Project leaders: Evans, Phil
 

Objective:

Research to help industry make the transition to using new finishes was identified as a priority by the review of the value-added sector’s technology needs, and the problem of cracking of certain types of finishes was specifically mentioned as a problem in the section on technology needs of millwork and architectural woodwork industry.

The aim of this project is to: 1, Develop a simple test that can be used by industry to predict whether coatings applied to cabinets will crack in service; 2, Use the test to increase our understanding of the factors affecting the cracking of coatings; 3, Transfer the findings and technology to industry. Overall the project will make the transition to using water-based coatings easier, and reduce the possibility of product failure in the market place.

Start date: 2009-04-01 End date: 2011-03-31
 

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For more information on this project, please contact:

Evans, Phil
University of British Columbia
Email: phil.evans@ubc.ca
Telephone: (604) 822-0517
Fax: (604) 822-9159
 
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