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Wednesday, 07 October 2015
Functional coatings

Don´t miss any trends and news about functional coatings including anti-icing, anti-fouling, anti-fingerprinting, self-healing and easy-to-clean.

163 item(s) for Functional coatings
24 Jul 15
Evolving from liquid repellency to algae resistance

In nature, biological creatures have self-cleaning capability despite the vagaries of the environment, i.e., from sky to land, and then to marine and vagaries of foulants.

22 Jul 15
Moisture-absorbing and abrasion-resistant coating on polystyrene

A common phenomenon concerning cold surfaces which are subjected to a warmer, more humid atmosphere is condensation in the form of water droplets (fogging) or even ice crystals (icing).

8 Jul 15
Review summarises current state of self-healing polymer nanocomposites

During the last few years, different kinds of autonomic and non-autonomic self-healing materials have been prepared using diverse techniques for a number of applications.

15 Jun 15
Diamond-like coatings save fuel

Coating engine components with hard carbon reduces friction to almost zero – a development that could save billions of liters of fuel worldwide every year.

8 Jun 15
Novel mussel-inspired strategy toward superhydrophobic surfaces

Current available superhydrophobic modification techniques that utilise mussel-inspired polydopamine (pDA) to construct hierarchical structures require the addition of nanoparticles or the usage of a high concentration of dopamine.

19 May 15
Superhydrophobic glass coating offers clear benefits

A moth’s eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for a superhydrophobic glass coating that holds potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, windows, weapons systems and other products.

13 May 15
Self-roughened superhydrophobic coatings for oil-water separation

Chinese researchers have investigated self-roughened superhydrophobic coatings for continuous oil-water separation.

8 May 15
Graft-copolymer-based approach to anti-smudge polyurethane coatings

Clear, durable anti-smudge coatings with a thickness of up to tens of micrometers have been prepared through a graft-copolymer-based approach from commercial precursors.

27 Mar 15
Surface-modified nanoparticles endow coatings with combined properties

Nanoparticles are specifically adapted to the particular application by Small Molecule Surface Modification (SMSM).

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