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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.

169 item(s) for Functional coatings
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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