This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE highlights certain eco-friendly coatings used in several applications. A nanoresonator coating has been highlighted, which enhances the light absorption capabilities of solar cells by 20%. A coating to protect biopesticides from environmental degradation has also been featured, which could provide high ROI to agribusinesses. An ecofriendly conformal coating to protect PCB circuitry, an omniphobic coating with water and oil repellency, and a biodegradable coating that prevents ingression of moisture into paper have also been discussed in this TOE.
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1. Advancements in Eco-friendly Coatings
- Nanoresonator Coating for Effective Light Absorption
- Protective Coating for Biopesticides from UV
- Coating to Protect Circuitry of Printed Circuit Boards
- Omniphobic Coating with Wide Repellence Characteristics
- Biodegradable Moisture Resistant Coating for Paper
2. Key Contacts