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Published in: Journal of Coatings Technology and Research 3/2020

23-04-2020 | Editorial

Introduction to special issue of JCTR on functional coatings

Author: Mark Nichols

Published in: Journal of Coatings Technology and Research | Issue 3/2020

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This special issue of the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research is devoted to functional coatings that provide more than the traditional coating roles of substrate protection and aesthetic enhancement. This is a rapidly growing area of coatings research and covers many different types of coatings. Perhaps the most widely researched area concerns superhydrophobic coatings, which are coatings that display very high water contact angles. Coatings that display this behavior are being actively developed to prevent ice accumulation (ice-phobic), provide self-cleaning, repel insects, and separate oil and water for pollution mitigation, along with many other applications. Superhydrophilic coatings are also being developed and are characterized by very low water contact angles, which endow coatings with antifogging characteristics. Other functional coatings include intumescent coatings to decrease the spread of fires, coatings to allow the slow release of fertilizer and improve crop production, and smart coatings that repair themselves or actively resist corrosion when they are damaged. The commercialization of these coatings is just beginning but promises to rapidly increase as researchers solve the challenging technical issues of cost, durability, and appearance. …

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Metadata
Title
Introduction to special issue of JCTR on functional coatings
Author
Mark Nichols
Publication date
23-04-2020
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Journal of Coatings Technology and Research / Issue 3/2020
Print ISSN: 1547-0091
Electronic ISSN: 1935-3804
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11998-020-00353-0