last updated 22/11/2017


NAPROM is short for Novel Active PRotection systems on Metals.

The objective of the SBO project NAPROM was to develop novel active corrosion protection coatings for metals utilizing self-healing organic coatings and corrosion inhibitors, to increase coating life-time and improve active corrosion protection. Key research topics were:

  • Self-healing polymers and supramolecular materials
  • Corrosion inhibitors and incorporation methods
  • Development of combined active corrosion protection coatings
  • Accelerated testing methods for lifetime prediction.

The NAPROM SBO project was linked to both the ISHECO project (SBO) and the SHREC project (ICON).SIM Flanders


Related documents

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Research Program overview

Self-healing engineering materials: cementitious, polymeric and coating materials with the ability to heal damage autonomously.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Nadine Van de Velde (SIM)