Metallurgy Research Centre

Corrosion and Protection of Metallic Materials

New materials and processes to mitigate the effect of corrosion

The Corrosion and Metallic Materials Protection research line of IK4-AZTERLAN generates and transfers expert knowledge to mitigate the effect of this phenomenon, helping metallic transformation industries create more durable and robust materials and components.

The main action-fields of this area are the following:

  • Development of new alloys with improved properties
  • Creation of innovative anti-corrosion and anti-fouling coatings of low environmental impact
  • Development strategies to protect from corrosion and oxidation
  • Optimization of industrial processes to improve the behavior of manufactured components in hostile working environments
  • Development of multi-functional surfaces and behavior prediction