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Sonja Specks
29 September 2011 21:41:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Taken from the other coatings industry

Marine coatings and furniture coatings are for sure very different in their chemistry, due to their different requirements of their substrates. Plastic coatings and wood coatings are as well not from the same pool of basic raw material mixture. But it is also true that a part of the raw materials can be found in different environments. That’s why I am quite sure, that everybody can learn a lot from the other coatings chemistry. Don't you think that you might be able to gain product ideas or small solutions while having a look into different fields?

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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
28 September 2011 12:42:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Energy Saving Smart Coatings

What differentiates your heating and cooling needs between winter and summer? Of course we need more heat in winter and more cooling in the summer. One of the desirable architectural features in a building is to have lots of windows. Yet, one of the factors that limits this type of architectural feature is the effect of too much sunlight. There is a need for smart coatings on windows which is able to let in more sunlight (near-Infra Red or NIR) heating during winter and to block it during summers. This alone can save so much in energy bill for buildings not only in temperature but in lighting control. Such that a truly efficient coating if available can be a commercial success and is a green signature. Here is how it works.

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Miriam von Bardeleben
21 September 2011 21:38:00 | Posted by: Miriam von Bardeleben, European Coatings Journal
Virtual coatings

There are many areas where virtual alternatives have substituted the originals. We write e-mails instead of letters and photos are mostly processed digitally rather than being printed. Generally that is a good trend, as everyone is aware of the fact that the global raw material reserves are shrinking while piles of rubbish are almost transforming into skyscrapers. Currently, the consumption per head amounts to...

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Kirsten Wrede
8 September 2011 21:36:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Difficult corrosion testing

I have just come back from an international conference on anticorrosive coatings. A lot of topics were discussed, some of which were the advancements of waterborne systems, nanotechnology, and – last but not least – corrosion testing.

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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
2 September 2011 11:56:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Functional Polymer Films

A new book by me and Wolfgang Knoll of the Austrian Institute of Technology has recently been published by Wiley-VCH. It is entitled "Functional Polymer Films". This is a treatise and collection of specific topics dealling with nanostructured and macromolecular coatings or simply ultrathin films. The topics include polymer brushes, layer-by-layer films, Langmuir-Blodgett films, vapor deposition, block copolymers, and self-assembled monolayers.

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