- Published: 03 February 2016 03 February 2016
New solutions are being developed by researchers as part of the collaborative RepaKorr project.
The main contributors to the project are Sika Deutschland, which is developing new repair materials, and Muehlhan, which is developing application and analysis methods. This work is being complemented by the development of new testing concepts. AirRobot, is investigating the idea of using drones to inspect coatings and determine what repairs are needed. The IFAM researchers are developing a protective film to prevent moisture and salt from coming into contact with surfaces that have been cleaned and prepared for recoating until such time as the actual repair coating is applied. The project partners intend to standardise the inspection process, computerise the results of individual interventions, and feed these data into existing electronic, online monitoring systems.