SHREC is short for Self-HEaling and REpairing Coatings. SHREC is an ICON project.
The SHREC project looked into the concept of self-healing for coatings both for micro-scratches and for macro-scratches. Micro-scratches are healed using incorporation of microcapsules with a self-healing compound. Macro-scratches are tackled by use of a shape-memory thermoplastic coating system.
- Very small size of microcapsules in coatings
- Compatibility with a wide variety of coating systems and substrates