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Monday, 20 February 2017
Technologies

News on coatings technologies from waterborne to nanotechnology and UV/EB. Don´t miss any trend!

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17 Feb 17
Self-healing hydrogel based on surfactant-free hydrophobic association

Self-healing hydrogels are attractive for a variety of applications including coatings. A paper describes the facile preparation of an autonomous self-healing hydrogel comprising surfactant-free hydrophobic associations.

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16 Feb 17
Anti-icing coatings reduce damage caused by ice

Thanks to novel water-repelling micro- and nanostructured coatings, wind turbines remains ice-free. These functional surfaces are also interesting for aircraft wings, winter sport clothing and solar panels.

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15 Feb 17
Preparing polysiloxane-ether-urethane-acrylic hybrid emulsions

Polysiloxane-ether-urethane-acrylic hybrid emulsions were prepared by introducing different polydimethylsiloxane content into the acrylic-terminated backbone and then in situ copolymerising with methylmethacrylate and butylacrylate via emulsion process.

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10 Feb 17
Waterborne polyurethanes with a novel emulsifier derived from sunflower oil

A renewable, green and scalable dihydroxy acid was synthesised from sunflower oil and applied as a chain extender in the preparation of waterborne polyurethanes.

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3 Feb 17
A bioinspired elastin-based protein for a cytocompatible underwater adhesive

The development of adhesives that can be applied and create strong bonds underwater is a significant challenge for materials engineering.

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27 Jan 17
Bioinspired photocontrollable microstructured transport device

Adhesive mechanisms in the natural world, as used by geckos when they walk upside down on the ceiling, have many advantages: They are always strongly adhesive - without any glues or residues. Scientists are researching how these mechanisms can be artificially created.

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25 Jan 17
Probing ways to turn cement’s weakness to strength

Concrete isn’t thought of as a plastic, but plasticity at small scales boosts concrete’s utility as the world’s most-used material by letting it constantly adjust to stress, decades and sometimes even centuries after hardening. Researchers are a step closer to understanding why.

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24 Jan 17
Applications of using nano material in concrete

Nowadays, the application of nano materials has received numerous attentions to enhance the conventional properties of concrete. A review paper presents the advantages and benefits of those materials.

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18 Jan 17
Renewably sourced phenolic resins from lignin bio-oil

Traditional lignin pyrolysis generates a bio-oil with a complex mixture of alkyl-functionalised guaiacol and syringol monomers that have limited utility to completely replace phenol in resins.

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