Beckers Industrial Coatings and MatOx form R&D relationship
By Tim Wright | November 2, 2009
Beckers Industrial Coatings Holdings AB and MatOx Oy have entered into a three-year research and development collaboration.
Beckers Industrial Coatings Holdings AB and MatOx Oy have entered into a three-year research and development collaboration. Under the terms of this agreement, MatOx will use computational approaches to design new and unique coatings products with controllable functionality, which Beckers will have the option to bring to market. MatOx, the wholly owned Finnish subsidiary of UK-based MatOx Ltd., will work with academic staff at Helsinki University of Technology to develop and apply computational modeling and simulation in the design of new materials. MatOx will be focusing on several projects directly related to "smart" coatings, such as self-cleaning behavior or physical properties that change in response to external stimuli.
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