TECHNOPARK KRALUPY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY, PRAGUE
Technopark Kralupy of The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague is a research centre whose goal is to promote applied research and development in the field of construction chemistry and related disciplines. It is a respected institution especially in the fields of aluminium- silicate materials, heat-resistant materials, ceramics and corrosion engineering. Under the auspices of the University of Chemistry and Technology Institute of Chemical Technology, which Technopark Kralupy is a part of, it also acts as a bridge between academia and practical application, through knowledge transfer. Technopark Kralupy was built by the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology between 2013-2014, by converting an abandoned industrial mill in downtown Kralupy nad Vltavou.
One notable service offered in terms of research activities at the Technopark are corrosion tests. Atmospheric corrosion adversely affects the utility and aesthetic qualities of products, equipment and structural assemblies. Accelerated corrosion tests are a necessary aid in the selection of optimal materials with the desired lifespan, for the quality control and forecasting of total and residual service life of metallic, polymeric and combined materials. These are used primarily for applications in the automotive, aerospace, engineering and mining industries and in construction. The most widely used test is that of corrosion resistance in salt spray.
FOR THE PUBLIC
- Occasional open days
- Guided tours and excursions for the public