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Sunday, 25 September 2016
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.

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7 Sep 16
Marrying mussel inspired chemistry with photoiniferters

In a study, Chinese researchers from Soochow University present a novel strategy to prepare functional interfaces.

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2 Sep 16
Smart protection of epoxy clear coatings doped with polystyrene microcapsules

Brazilian researchers have studied the self-healing effect of epoxy clear coatings doped with polystyrene microcapsules containing silanol and Ce (III) ions as corrosion inhibitors.

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30 Nov 15
Instant omniphobic surfaces with unprecedented repellency

American researchers report a simple and straightforward method to prepare omniphobic surfaces that they believe to be as good or better than reported methods.

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2 Nov 15
Superhydrophilicity and durability of fluoropolymer titanium dioxide coatings

Self-cleaning fluoropolymer-TiO2 coatings have been in focus as a promising group of materials for a number of years due to their favourable combination of photo-activated hydrophilicity and chemical resistivity of the Teflon-based material.

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27 Oct 15
Self-healing coatings and parts are next frontier for smart materials

Recent advances and ongoing improvements will help rapid and low-cost development of smart materials, and the next wave of innovation will be in self-healing coatings and parts, according to a new report.

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12 Oct 15
Self-sealing of cracks in concrete using superabsorbent polymers

Cracks in concrete can self-heal when exposed to prolonged wetting, but this is limited to narrow cracks. In practice, cracks > 0.2 mm cause leakage and impair performance of structures.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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