Corrosion affects every aspect of life, from small-scale electronics to large-scale infrastructure. It costs the global economy $2.5 trillion each year.
It is not sustainable to keep protecting, repairing and replacing corroding metals. Chemical scientists, working with experts across disciplines and industries, could make this a problem of the past – by developing non-metallic alternatives to traditional metals.
Non-metallics are currently too risky for industry to adopt at scale. Could we increase industry’s confidence in these materials?
In 2019, we ran workshops that brought together 25 expert perspectives from academia and industry, representing aerospace, oil and gas, construction, paints and coatings, defence and manufacturing industries.
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