This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focusses on automotive finish base coatings with low volatile organic compound content, bio-based melamine-formaldehyde coatings developed using valinnin from lignin, cathodic electrocoat primers based on acrylic resins, self-modifying coatings based on vanadium (IV) oxide, and a self-healing coating with both hard and soft property attributes.
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. Initiatives Driving Sustainability in Coatings
- Automotive Finish Base Coat with Low Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
- Bio-based Melamine-Formaldehyde Coatings
- Single-layer Electrocoat Primers Based on Acrylic Resins
- Self-modifying Coating for Developing Smart Glass
- Self-healing Coating for Repairing Mobile Phones
2. Key Contacts
- Industry Interactions