This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles innovations in coatings for the construction, textile, energy, automotive, and healthcare sectors. A water-borne coating for use as a replacement for solvent-based ones, a nanotextured coating intended for synthetic leather, a protective coating for bipolar plates made from carbon material, and a zinc oxide nanocoating that can spontaneously destroy bacteria are covered in this TOE.
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
- Carbon Dioxide Responsive Copolymers Enabling Water-based Coatings
- Nanocoating that Improves the Properties of Synthetic Leather
- Carbon-based Coating to Enhance the Performance of Bipolar Plates in Fuel Cells
- Polymer Nanocomposite Coating for Improving the Tribological Properties of Aluminum
- Zinc Oxide Nanocoating Enabling Antibacterial Properties