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Wednesday, 16 October 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.

217 item(s) for Functional coatings
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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10 May 17
Anti-icing potential of petal shaped nanostructures planted on array micro-patterns

The aim of a paper was to report a strategy of planting a layer of petal shaped nanostructures on the surface of array micro-patterns, and producing excellent superhydrophobicity and anti-icing properties. A comparative investigation with a market mature product yielded remarkable results.

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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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2 Feb 17
Increasing the stability of self-healing polymer networks

German researchers from Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology have utilised a reversible thiol-ene click reaction to design novel self-healing polymers.

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