Terahertz technology

Researchers will optimize marine paintjobs, preventing overconsumption of paint and excessive waiting time

Electro researchers receive 1.6 mio DKK from the Danish Maritime Fund for the TeraCure project, aiming to make painting of ships both more effective and more sustainable. The team will use terahertz technology to measure the thickness and curing degree of paint jobs in progress, preventing flaws in the paint. This will not only prevent corrosion of the vessel and waste of precious time in the dry dock, but also make for a more sustainable shipping industry both in terms of fuel and paint consumption.

Cargo ship