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 Colour, Resin & Surface Coatings Department

  General Information:

The Colour, Resin & Surface Coatings Department conduct research programmes in the area of technical information and formulating of the surface coatings and printing inks (print on plastics and various types of toners). One of the main targets of the group is to offer scientific and technical service to the industrial sectors. This department regularly holds training courses and seminars for individuals and companies involved in surface coatings and resins industries. Until now, six training short-courses and one national seminar on resins, coatings and related subjects were held in this group. The group activities are divided in three major objectives:

To conduct long-term research into polymeric resin & coating materials

To provide services to industry and carry out short-term contracts

To educate and train engineers and scientists



The current research activities within the department include:

Natural polymer modification for water treatment.

Marine Paints (Elastomeric and self polishing Polymers)

Preparation of starting materials for adhesive, resins, and surface coatings.

Printing inks

Surface Coating with different methods

Surveying the present status and the potential of industry and service issues corresponded to adhesives, surface coatings and variety of resins

Master batch (colour concentrate) for plastics

Coating systems for composites

Synthesis and applicability of the variety of resins

Water soluble/swellable resins

Synthesis and Characterisation of acrylic-based water soluble/swellable polymers

Synthesis and characterisation of pure monomer-based tackifying resins has been another research area of the department.


People in The Department :-

1. Mirabedini, Seyed Mojtaba (Ph.D.) (Head of Department)
2. Ershad Langroudi, Amir (Ph.D.)
3. Zeynali, Mohammad Ebrahim (Ph.D.)
4. Piroozfar, Hamid (M.Sc.)
5. Zohuriaan-Mehr, Mohammad J. (Ph.D.)
6. Bouhendi, Hossein (M.Sc.)
7. Rabii, Ahmad (M.Sc.)
8. Kabiri, Kouroush (M.Sc.)
9. Pazoki Fard, Shahla (M. Sc.)
10. Nafisi, Siavash (B.Sc)
11. Ghasemi, Soudabeh (B.Sc.)

Current Research Projects :-



1. Coating of Plastic Parts used as Interior and Exterior Trim of Xantia, Pride, Nissan and Van.
2. Color Matching of Plastic Parts Used as Interior Body of Xantia, Pride, Nissan and Van.
3. Drag-reducing Coatings for Ships and Bodies Moving in Water.
4. Monitoring of Curing Process of Powder Coatings.
5. Agricultural Superabsorbent Development and Aging Studies
6. IPPI-Superabsorbent Pilot Plant Designing and Construction
7. Lab. Scale Synthesis of Acrylic acid monomer and its preparation
8. Partially Hydrolysed Poly(acrylamide)
9. Poly Vinylidiene Fluride (PVDF) Piezoelectric Films, Preparation, Characterization.
10. Precipitation Polymerization of Acrylic-Acid
11. Viscoelastic behavior modeling of modified with fillers: Inorganic and Polymeric.



Completed Research Projects:
1. Acid and Etch Resistant Paints for PCB
2. Adhesive Coat on Copper Foil
3. Formulation of the Carbon Paper Ink
4. Investigation on the Synthesis and Kinetic Study of Fluoran Leuco Dyes for Use in
Carbonless Copy Paper
5. Mechanisms of Adhesion and Disbonding of Powder Coated Aluminium.
6. Preparation of Powder Coating an Investigation of Their Properties to Their Application
7. Processing of ABS with Special Pigment
8. Property Consideration and Optimisation of Printing Formulation on Packaging in
Flexographic and Rotogravure Methods
9. Solder Resistant Paints for PCB

10. Petroleum Resins

11. Superabsorbent Polymers for Hygienic Applications

12. Synthesis and Characterisation of Acrylic Based Superabsorbent Polymers

13. Synthesis and Characterisation of Highly Porous Acrylic-based Super water-absorbent

14. Synthesis and Characterisation of Partially- Hydrolysed Polyacrylamide as Coagulant in
Aqueous Systems

15. Synthesis and Characterisation of Poly(Sodium Acrylate) as Thickener in Water-borne Systems

16. Synthesis and Properties of Adhesive Films Based on Epoxy-Novolac

17. Synthesis, Characterisation and Properties of Highly Sulfonated Melamine - Formaldehyde
Resin as Superplasticizer and
Water Reducing in Concrete

18. Synthesis and Characterization of Oil Absorbent Resins.

19. The State of the art of bitumen in Iran.

20. Through Analysis of a Flat Rotor




Facilities:

1. Mini-Scan XE for Color Matching) Hunter Lab(

2. Adhesion Measuring Equipments (Pull off, Cross Cut and Peel)

3. Film Thickness Measuring System (Elcometer 358 )

4. Film Applicator (Brave)

5. Grindometre

6. Hiding Power Measuring Equipment

7. Flexibility Measurement (Mandrel)

8. Paint Testing Equipments

9. Powder Coating Equipment

10. Salt Spray Cabinet

11. Viscometer

12. Weathering and Light Stability Equipment

13. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

14. Weathering tester (QUV/Spray)

15. Humidity Cabinet

16. Falling Ball Impact Tester

17. Gloss Measuring System BYK (Nova Gloss)

18. Air-culating Oven (Carbolit)

19. Air-circulating Oven, EHRET

20. Digital Analytical Balance, Precisa 1212 M SCS

21. Hammer-mill Grinder

22. Heating Mantle, Elec

23. Hot Plate, IKAMAG RET; Polymix (PX-MST)

24. Mechanical Stirrer, RW 20 DZM (Jane & Kunkel)

25. Mechanical Stirrer, Polymix RW 20 kinematica

26. Penetration Test Apparatus

27. Polytron 6000 Mixer

28. Rota-evaporator, Heidolph VV 2000

29. Thermostated Oil Bath, Polymix (KCH TER); PRAZITHERM

30. Thermostated Water Bath, Grant

31. Vaccum Oven, Heraeus

32. Vaccum Rotary Pump: Vacuubrand RD 4 equipped with an online trap

33. Viscometer (selecta)

34. Water Distillation Apparatus, Kinematica, KLH-DEST M2000

35. Centrifuge (16000 rpm)

36. Gel timer

37. Grinding Equipments (Pin mill, Perl mill)

38. Microbalance

 

 

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