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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
29 November 2010 09:44:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Grafted Polymers and Nanostructures on Surfaces

Smart coatings can be achieved by fine tuning nanostructures in ultrathin films.The use of grafted polymers and particles on surfaces enable the modification and formation of robust coatings which can lead to very interesting stimuli-responsive properties. Polymer brush formation can involve surface initiated polymerization (SIP) or by grafting preformed polymers (but with low density). Another method can involve the application of colloidal particles to form uniform layers on surfaces or the application of lithographic and non-lithographic methods (can be expensive).

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Sonja Schulte
18 November 2010 16:05:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Milling: vertical or horizontal?

Dispersing fillers and pigments is one of the most important steps during paint manufacturing. This fundamental step is often understood as art more than as a scientific technology meaning the beaking down of pigment agglomerates and their distribution in a liquid phase. Dispersion is among other techniques performed by using attrition mills, which can be vertical or horizontal. Which of these designs is the best divides opinions.

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Kirsten Wrede
12 November 2010 11:51:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Smart coatings – truly stretchable

Picking up on our latest blog entry, I have just come back from the European Coatings Conference "Smart coatings” with the conviction that the term "smart” is truly stretchable if not controversial.

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Sonja Specks
4 November 2010 10:34:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Smart is too hip and trendy

Today nearly no coating exists on the market the word smart is not used for. No matter what kind of nanomaterial has found its way into the product, you always have one more feature than the "old school” requirements. For example corrosion protection, aesthetics and bending skills are usual demands, nothing special. These minimum requirements have to fit and are just compared to elderly products. It seems to me that the industry is tired of speaking about these skills.

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