This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles paints and coatings innovations in the sports and leisure goods industry. A coating suitable for all weather types with excellent abrasion resistance for asphalt sporting surfaces such as tennis and basketball courts has been profiled. An inexpensive solvent-based coating to prevent degradation of swimming pools due to chemicals used to treat the swimming pool water is also presented. Innovations are focused toward development of eco-friendly paints and coatings and high performance paints with appealing decorative look.
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.
Recent Innovations in Coatings and Paints:
- Coating to Increase Durability of Sporting Surfaces
- Solvent-based Coating as a Replacement for Chlorinated Rubber Paint in Swimming Pools
- Solvent-based Coating For Sports Flooring
- Water-based Coating for Metal Substrates in Sports Bikes
- Strategic Insights
- Analyst Perspectives