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Thursday, 23 February 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.

179 item(s) for Functional coatings
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.

2 Feb 17
Increasing the stability of self-healing polymer networks

German researchers from Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology have utilised a reversible thiol-ene click reaction to design novel self-healing polymers.

9 Jan 17
Stimuli-responsive polymers and their applications

Responsive polymer-based materials are capable of altering their chemical and/or physical properties upon exposure to external stimuli.

7 Dec 16
Backbone-degradable polymers prepared by chemical vapour deposition

A team of international researchers demonstrate, for the first time, a backbone-degradable polymer directly synthesised via chemical vapour deposition (CVD).

1 Dec 16
Graphene-based inks for flexible and wearable electronics

A method for producing conductive cotton fabrics using graphene-based inks opens up new possibilities for flexible and wearable electronics, without the use of expensive and toxic processing steps.

11 Nov 16
Creating superhydrophobic surfaces with salt

A team of researchers has found a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of applying a superhydrophobic layer to objects by using commercially available salt particles, polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), and water.

25 Oct 16
One-step process for the construction of a superhydrophobic surface

A simple, one-step method has been developed to construct a corrosion-resistant bionic superhydrophobic surface by solve-thermal process in an ethanol and water solution containing stearic acid.

30 Sep 16
Funtional coatings: Breakthrough in dewetting surfaces

How would you like a kitchen surface that cleans itself? Technological advances such as this could be one step closer after a breakthrough by two British universities.

27 Sep 16
Functional coatings: Versatile and efficient method to fabricate durable superhydrophobic surfaces

A versatile and highly efficient method was developed to fabricate durable, superhydrophobic surfaces on various substrates, including wood, lignocellulosic fibers, cotton textiles, glass, and metals.

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