Can ancient algae help replace chromium-6 in coatings?

News - 08 January 2019

What seemed like a wild idea in 2014, using the external skeletons of algae to prevent corrosion, has now been shown to provide long term protection of aluminium used in airplanes. In a few years’ time, it may provide a safe and environmentally-friendly replacement for the use of chromium-6. Read the story (and the recent academic publication) of Associate Professor Santiago Garcia and PhD student Paul Denissen.

Read the story here (link).