March 2023

Moscow Poly Developed Polymers with Low-Wear Thin-Film Coating

The author of the project is Moscow Poly young scientist Fedor Doronin who has experimentally proved an opportunity for an effective operation of composite wear resistance based on super molecular polyethylene, as reported by the “Kommersant” news agency.

Injection of shungite into its structure has increased the composite wear resistance three times and the consequent vapour phase processing has boosted the effect 12 times. The project was carried out on V.Fortov grant fundings under the “Priority 2030” program.

The research results can be used when making various surface-modified durability-enhanced polymers, and products based on them. They`re most demanded in mechanical and aircraft engineering, as well as for purposes of housing and public utilities (for example, seal gas rings).

“For initial thermoplastic and elastoplastic materials there has been an adhesive mechanism of biofouling with mixed algae colonies. The vapour phase fluoridation proved to be highly efficient for increasing bioproofness, the pace of fouling at that was two times decreased”, – the candidate of technical sciences and the head of the Moscow Poly “Technologies and Quality Management in Printing and Packaging Production” department Fedor Doronin.

In the course of the research, there was highly accurate analytical equipment used, such as screening electronic microscope, x-ray photoelectron and Fourier IR spectrometer. In particular, the researcher has added to the process original polymer modification units that were developed by Moscow Poly.

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