This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE discusses about coating innovations in healthcare, marine, microoptics, and optoelectronics. Innovations profiled include a structural coloring technology for color printing onto a surface without using ink, a nanostructured coating with anti-fouling properties for underwater surfaces, a method for manufacturing soft self-healing coatings, and a flexible sensor patch that indicates sun exposure level.
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
- Structural Coloring Technology for Microoptics
- Sustainable Nanocoatings With Antifouling Properties
- Self-healing Smart Coatings With Improved Hardness for Healthcare
- Multilayered Structure Comprising Light Sensitive Dye to Improve Suncare Protection
- Graphene Membrane for Enhancing Photon Transport