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Monday, 05 December 2016
Applications

Here you will find current news on a variety of applications fields for coatings including automotive coatings, marine coatings, protectice coatings, industrial coatings as well as on decorative and architectural coatings

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24 Nov 16
Functionally layered sensing skin detects corrosive elements and cracking

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a multi-layered "sensing skin” to detect corrosive or otherwise harmful substances in structures.

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22 Nov 16
Epoxy-silane hybrid coating enhances corrosion protection on galvanised steel

In a study, Indian researchers designed epoxy-silane hybrid coatings to investigate their anti-corrosion performance and adhesion on galvanised steel.

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14 Nov 16
Improving the performance of soft asphalt for coating applications

A study by Egyptian researchers aims to prepare coating materials based on asphalt cement which is a good adhesive and inert to most chemicals but it has unacceptable time to form a solid film.

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4 Nov 16
Chitosan-zinc oxide nanocomposite coatings prevent marine biofouling

Global concerns about the high toxicity of antifouling paints have highlighted the need to develop less toxic antifouling coatings. In a study, researchers tested the antifouling activity of chitosan-ZnO nanocomposite hybrid coatings.

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3 Nov 16
Fire and flame for new plastic surfaces

The coating and bonding of plastics requires the surface to be pre-treated. Flame treatment is one way to achieve the activation. Researchers are looking to expand the opportunities provided by this technology. Interested companies can help advance its industrialisation.

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21 Oct 16
Barnacle busting - research targets ship biofouling

Researchers have created an adhesive material that can help barnacle-fighting coatings stick to metal hulls better and longer, retain moisture and avoid the use of toxic chemicals and other pollutants.

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10 Oct 16
Electrochemical impedance study models anticorrosive performance of coatings

In a study, the atmospheric corrosive protection characteristics of four organic coatings were modeled based on the evolution of low-frequency impedance over time when subjected to accelerated tests and outdoor exposures.

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7 Oct 16
Coating protects optically transparent materials

A patented nanocomposite thin film coating protects optically transparent objects with large curvatures such as lenses and protective glasses against premature deterioration due to excessive wear.

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5 Oct 16
On-demand asphalt healing using nanomagnets

An invention by Empa researchers offers an enhanced and simplified method for the healing of stress-induced cracks in bitumen-based road pavements.

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