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July issue: Functional coatings in the focus

Friday, 13 July 2018

Functional coatings are the focus topic of the July/August issue of the European Coatings Journal. The magazine is also available in European Coatings 360°.

A toolbox of functionalities: Many research projects focus on multifunctionality in coatings. Image source: Maksym Yemelyanov -Fotolia

A toolbox of functionalities: Many research projects focus on multifunctionality in coatings. Image source: Maksym Yemelyanov -Fotolia

When you look at research projects on coatings, many circle around enhancing or adding further functions to a system. Protection and decoration is a given, but further functions such as easy-to-clean, self-healing or anti-icing are demanded more and more. However, most of these systems are not ready for the market, yet – or still do not show the requested performance. Lawrence Gasman, N-Tech Research, gives an overview on notable trends in the market for self-healing materials. In his article, the author addresses important developments that he believes will move the self-healing market forward and are indicative of where future opportunities will be found in this space (page 16).

Self-healing is also in the focus of the article by Subramanyam Kasisomayajula and Gerald O. Wilson, Autonomic Materials. The authors show how to improve performance in organic zinc-rich primers to prevent corrosion (page 22). Zinc-rich coatings are used in a wide range of industries to protect steel substrates in extremely corrosive environments. The authors will present more in-depth information on that topic during our monthly webcast European Coatings LIVE on 24 July at 15.00 h (CET). Register for free at and discuss your questions with the authors.

The complete issue is now also available at our data bank European Coatings 360°.  European Coatings 360° also provides registered users with the opportunity to conduct your research activities online via our quick and effective full-text search and find exactly the information you need for your daily work in the field of coatings formulation.

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