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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?

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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