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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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.

193 item(s) for Functional coatings
24 Jul 17
Future research and development of superoleophobic surfaces

Superoleophobic surfaces, that are highly repellent to low-surface-tension oils and organic liquids, are poorly understood. To this end, researchers discuss challenges and perspectives regarding future research and development of superoleophobic surfaces.

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21 Jul 17
Rehabilitating concrete with self-healing techniques

A paper reviews the types of bacteria used in concrete and the ways it can be applied as healing agents. It also gives a brief description of various properties of concrete which vary with the addition of bacteria.

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4 Jul 17
Eco-friendly preparation of a robust superhydrophobic coating

In a paper, researchers present a facile and environmental way to prepare superhydrophobic coatings by combining adhesives with lauric acid modified copper hydroxide powder.

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29 Jun 17
New antireflective coating makes screen reading in sunlight easier

Screens on even the newest phones and tablets can be hard to read outside in bright sunlight. Inspired by the nanostructures found on moth eyes, researchers have developed a new antireflective coating that could keep people from having to run to the shade to look at their mobile devices.

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28 Jun 17
Autonomous regeneration of large scale damage in polymeric coatings

Researchers have developed a regenerative coating system that consists of a multilayer structure analogous to skin where the coating is formed on a vascularized substrate.

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9 Jun 17
Underwater superoleophobic coatings with improved robustness

Oil contamination is problematic in subaqueous environments. In a study, a facile and low-cost immersion-curing approach has been developed to generate superhydrophilic and underwater superoleophobic coatings.

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7 Jun 17
New surface coatings inhibit growth of bacteria

Researchers have developed a way to place special coatings onto surfaces that chemically "communicate” with bacteria, telling them what to do.

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26 May 17
Novel antimicrobial technology acts like a cactus

In coating applications there is an increasing need for safe protection against bacteria, algae and fungi, and to avoid poor appearance for example on bathroom and exterior walls. A new coatings technology acts like a cactus.

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22 May 17
Biofilms: Bacteria harness the lotus effect to protect themselves

Antibacterial coatings are intended to prevent the formation of biofilms. A team of scientists has now been able to show how such biofilms are generated and why removing them from surfaces is often difficult.

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