The best scientific paper at this year’s European Coatings Congress was awarded the European Coatings Award 2013 during Monday’s Plenary Session. The winning presentation is titled A New Way to Ensure Metal Protection with Waterborne Dispersions, by Dr. Grégory Delmas of Arkema Coating Resins, France. Co-authors were Isabelle Bétremieux, Alain Boone and Claire Chambat.

Arkema has developed a new waterborne acrylic technology that provides by itself a very high protection to corrosion and good adhesion on a large variety of substrates under harsh conditions. This new technology can be used as a single direct-to-metal system, thus eliminating the typical two-coat process.

The presentation was given in Session 10: Protective Coatings, on Monday afternoon.