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Friday, 23 August 2019
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.

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1 Aug 19
Functional coatings: "An extremely exciting field to protect the environment"

Modern functionalities can make coatings more sustainable, add value and make every day life easier. We spoke with Gesa Patzelt from Fraunhofer IFAM how functional coatings work, how you can develop them and what functionalities will be market ready in short and long term.

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20 Feb 19
Wipe-on glass creates antimicrobial surfaces

The spin-off from the Leibniz-Institute for New Materials (INM) in Saarbrücken, Nano-Care launches the third generation of ultra-thin coatings: "wipe-on glass" provides hard surfaces with a self-disinfecting performance for a period of several months, to several years.

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6 Dec 17
Self-healing polyurethane containing carboxyl groups

Self-healing polymer is a kind of intelligent material with the capability to repair damage automatically. In a paper, a type of polyurethane containing carboxyl groups is reported that demonstrates thermally assisted healing effects.

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1 Dec 17
Bioinspired route toward elastic concrete materials

Taking inspiration from a sea urchin spine with highly ordered nanoparticles in the biomineral mesocrystal, German researchers report a bioinspired route toward elastic concrete materials.

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21 Nov 17
Transparent coatings for everyday applications

Water- and dirt-repellent sportswear and outdoor clothing, or anti-fog windshields – thanks to a novel material, many everyday products can soon profit from such highly hydrophobic coatings.

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14 Nov 17
Synthetic microspheres for antireflective coatings

Since the early discovery of the antireflection properties of insect compound eyes, new examples of natural antireflective coatings have been rare. In a study, researchers report the fabrication and optical characterisation of a biologically inspired antireflective surface.

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13 Nov 17
Superhydrophobic coating with multiscale structures

To obtain a superhydrophobic surface with hierarchical micro/nanostructures, two kinds of SiO2 nanoparticles with different sizes were embedded into crosslinked silanised polyacrylate. The developed coatings showed three outstanding characteristics.

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10 Nov 17
Thermally assisted self-healing polyurethane containing carboxyl groups

Self-healing polymers are a kind of intelligent materials with the capability to repair damage automatically. In a paper, a type of polyurethane containing carboxyl groups that demonstrates thermally assisted healing effects is reported.

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3 Nov 17
Tunable superhydrophobic surfaces and their impact on ice mitigation

In a review, the fundamental wetting properties of solid surfaces and superhydrophobic surfaces in particular are described.

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