Significant breakthroughs in coating technologies toward diversified industrial applications are driving competitiveness in the advanced coatings and surface technology domain. Recent evolution in coating technologies are focused toward development of efficient methods for application of friction-modifying coatings, thermoelectric coatings for utilizing heat from waste streams, a unique composition for corrosion protection coatings, optimizing powder coating application techniques, and development of bio-active hydrogel for medical applications. This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focusses on recent research innovations that are driving sustainability in advanced coatings and surface technologies.
The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints.
The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries.
1. Innovations in Coatings and Surface Technologies
- Bioactive Hydrogel Matrices as Surface Coatings
- Automated Application of Friction-Modifying Coatings
- Thermoelectric Coatings for Waste Heat Recovery
- Corrosion Inhibition Using Al-Zn-Si-Mg Alloy Coatings
- Process for Application of Multi-color Powder Coatings
2. Industry Contacts