29 / May / 2019

IntAIRCOAT Conference 2019

IntAIRCOAT Conference 2019

The last 14th and 15th of May, Hamburg held the IntAIRCOAT Conference 2019, which is an important event focused on the coating industry in the aeronautic sector.

During the presentation “Coatings for protection of industrial components against ice formation”, the researcher María Rodríguez Gude from FIDAMC showed the results of a research project in collaboration with the Group of Surface Science and Nanoestructures of the University Complutense of Madrid.

Ice formation on aerodynamic surfaces produces an increase of the fuel consume and may be a risk for safety. For this reason, there are several on-going projects focused on the solution of this problem. The research work presented in this conference, in particular, has the aim of obtaining a passive system which delay ice formation on aerodynamic surfaces and reduce its adhesion.