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Thursday, 30 July 2015
Nanotechnology

Here you find news on nanotechnology for coatings. Read all about current trends and novel products.

103 item(s) for Nanotechnology
28 Jul 15
Characterising cellulose nanocrystals dispersion in varnishes

Cellulose nanocrystals were mixed into an aqueous UV-cured coating formulation in order to improve the mechanical properties of a coating.

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9 Jul 15
Nanoparticulate inorganic UV absorbers

Inorganic nanoparticles with UV-absorbing properties are an important class of UV filters.

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9 Jun 15
Interfacial RAFT miniemulsion polymerisation - architectures from an interface

Directing polymerisation from a liquid-liquid interface is an emergent field delivering new insights into polymerisation mechanisms, while creating interesting and novel poly­mer architectures.

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27 May 15
Nanomaterials in sunscreens and boats leave marine life vulnerable

Nanomaterials commonly used in sunscreens and boat-bottom paints are making sea urchin embryos more vulnerable to toxins, according to a study from the University of California.

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9 Apr 15
Nanotechnology: chiral surfactants for dispersing carbon nanotubes

A novel way to disperse carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by using amphiphilic chiral side-chain liquid crystalline oligomers (ACSLCOs) as chiral surfactants, which possess dual affinity for both CNTs and chiral liquid crystals (CLCs), is reported for the first time.

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3 Apr 15
Novel coatings combine protection with colour effects

New coloured protective coatings offer corrosion and wear protection and could for instance also be used as a warning colour on surfaces which can get very hot.

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27 Feb 15
Towards a metrology for characterisation of nanostructured hydrophobic coatings

Nanostructured coatings are gaining an increasing importance in critical applications such as anti-fouling, low friction and boundary layer control applications, due to their ability to tailor roughness levels and to modify the energy of the underlying surface.

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4 Feb 15
Worms lead way to test nanoparticle toxicity

The lowly roundworm is the star of a research project to measure the toxicity of nanoparticles.

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3 Feb 15
New conductive coatings for flexible touchscreens

Mobile phones and smart phones still haven‘t been adapted to the carrying habits of their users.

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