Water-based acrylic coatings reinforced by PISA-derived fibers

Polymerisation-induced self-assembly (PISA) is an efficient approach to synthesise self-assembled core-shell nanofibers in water, made of amphiphilic block copolymers.

Water-based acrylic coatings reinforced by PISA-derived fibers. Source: Pixabay -

A team of French and Chinese researchers have demonstrated for the first time that such anisotropic and high Tg nanofibers can be used as reinforcing fillers for water-based acrylic materials.

New strategy

This strategy opens the way for strong all-organic aqueous coatings.

The study is published in: Polymer Chemistry, Issue 34, 2017.

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The European Coatings Seminar Dispersion: theory and practice in coatings production on October 10 will teach attendees everything there is to know to start working in this area of the coatings industry.

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