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Smart Coatings - Latest Developments and Innovations

Smart Coatings

Today's coatings are becoming smarter day by day. They hold answers to some of unmet demands in different markets like automotive, industrial, marine, aerospace... And, it is well supported by intense development of smart additives and new formulation methods.

Explore how advancements in coatings technologies (self-healing, super-hydrophobic / omniphobic, self-cleaning, antimicrobial…) & new research capabilities are contributing to the rapid growth of ‘smart’ world.

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Oct 15, 2021 | Product News

Clariant Launches Emulsifiers for Water-resistant Architectural Coatings

Clariant unveils two innovative reactive emulsifiers for polymeric binders – Emulsogen® CPA 100 XS and Emulsogen CPN 100 XS - to help paint makers achieve architectural coatings offering outstanding...

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Sep 23, 2021 | Industry News

New Ultrathin Waterproof Coating with Self-healing Abilities

University of Illinois researchers have developed a new ultrathin waterproof coating with self-healing abilities that may help steam power plants run more efficiently in the future. The new...

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Sep 20, 2021 | Industry News

Covestro and Rühl Partner for DirectCoating with PU Coating Systems

DirectCoating (DC) with polyurethane (PU) coating systems is a new process for producing functionally highly integrated and nobly decorated plastic parts economically and sustainably. Rühl Puromer...

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Sep 10, 2021 | Industry News

New Nanocoating Offers Water-repellency to Fuel Cells and Electronic Sensors

A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida have created a new nanomaterial that repels water and can stay dry even when submerged underwater. The discovery could open the door to the...

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Aug 19, 2021 | Industry News

Graphene Nanotubes-incorporated Conductive Coating for Heating Films

Electrically conductive heating films with nanotubes feature a polyethylene film 8–150 cm wide and 0.35 mm thick with a conductive coating modified by TUBALL graphene nanotubes from OCSiAl...

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Aug 18, 2021 | Industry News

IGL Coatings’ Nanomaterial-incorporated Coatings Get Certification

IGL Coatings announced that they had been certified with the Graphene Verify product certification. The GRAPHENE Verified Mark recognizes the use of Graphene Technology in IGL products, including...

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Aug 9, 2021 | Industry News

Fluorinated Coating Adds Stain-resistance to Smart Wearables

Purdue University engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible...

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Aug 3, 2021 | Industry News

New Nanocoating to Replace Indium in LCDs and Touch Panels

A team led by a researcher from the University of Sydney has developed a low-cost, sustainable, and readily available plasma coating technology that can dim the screens of electronic devices...

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Jul 21, 2021 | Industry News

Graphene Nanotubes-incorporated Primers for Auto. Parts’ Electrostatic Painting

KANAT PAINTS & COATINGS and OCSiAl have jointly developed conductive acrylic primers with graphene nanotubes for polypropylene and SMC plastic parts. This makes it possible to apply base-coat and...

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Jul 19, 2021 | Industry News

New Hydrophobic Wood Coating Resists Abrasion, Stain and UV Rays

Researchers at Aalto University have used lignin, a natural polymer abundant in wood and other plant sources, to create a safe, low-cost and high-performing coating for use in construction...

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