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Tuesday, 27 June 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.

188 item(s) for Functional coatings
21 Jun 17
Synthesis of a smart coating for furniture textiles

Smart coatings for furniture textiles should be flame retardant and hydrophobic. Can a novel functional coating, developed with an environmentally friendly method, meet these requirements?

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.

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.

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.

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.

26 Apr 17
Studying polyacrylic latex coatings with self-cleaning properties

A transparent, industrial and cost effective coating with self-cleaning properties for indoor and outdoor applications based on a water-based polyacrylic emulsion was prepared using TiO2/polyaniline nanocomposite.

12 Apr 17
Designing self-healing superhydrophobic surfaces with ultra durability

A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts, according to the researchers.

7 Apr 17
Superhydrophobic rice husk ash coating on concrete

Silica particles in rice husk ash are useful to create the roughness required by a superhydrophobic coating on concrete.

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.

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