Edgetect Improved Edge Protection Technology


Corrosion of painted steel vehicles is a long standing issue facing the agricultural and construction equipment

industry. Corrosion on coated parts often initiates at edges and has a significant economic impact.

This project seeks to address this issue by understanding the interaction of the substrate and the coating at

edges and how this influences the corrosion protective properties of the coating. A feasibility study on in line

NDT techniques to detect the level of edge protection early in the value stream is within the project scope. This

is an enabling project to facilitate the development of robust coating solutions to resolve this issue.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Valspar Powder Coatings Limited, Liverpool £70,464 £ 35,232


The Welding Institute £26,867 £ 26,867


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