Researcher from the Military University of Technology developed an anti-corrosive varnish with graphene 

Katarzyna Puciłowska WAT

Dr Eng. Barbara Nasiłowska from the Military University of Technology (WAT) in Warsaw has discovered a new application of flake graphene, which has enabled the development of a new type of anticorrosive water-based varnish and significantly improved the protection of the materials studied. The developed technology has been patented and may soon be implemented in commercial applications.

Developing the invention and conducting tests on its effectiveness in use required the involvement of a team of specialists. “That is why we decided to cooperate with two other research centres”, said Dr Barbara Nasiłowska. 

Cooperation with the Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics and the Institute of Precision Mechanics currently in the Łukasiewicz network accelerated the research. 

The aim of the project was to produce graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide and combine them with a carrier, a water-based varnish. The key was to develop such proportions that would enable a product with very good anti-corrosion properties to be obtained.