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Developments in Slime Busting Coatings, Passivation Coatings, Corrosion Protection Coatings, Bioactive Coatings, and Phosphate Coatings

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Published: 14 Sep 2018

Significant breakthroughs in coating technologies with applications spanning slime busting coatings, passivation coatings, corrosion protection coatings, bioactive coatings, phosphate coatings are seen to be driving the advanced coatings and surface technologies business. The slime busting coatings control slime and prevent them from adhering to the surface of marine vessels and thus improve their performance. Passivation coatings that are hydrophobic and increase the corrosion resistance of manganese substrates have also gained immense interest. While modified silica coating enabled with electrodeposition process is a growing area of interest to coat and protect carbon steel from corrosion. The immense focus on corrosion protection by researchers has also resulted in development of a new phosphating coating that protects graphite. The diversity of coating application is also seen in medical implants, wherein bioactive coatings are developed for improved osseointegration between titanium implants and bones. The innovations profiled in this issue of the Advanced Coating and Surface Technology TOE are recent research innovations in advanced coatings and surface technologies that are focused toward sustainability by reducing corrosion and increasing performance and life of components. 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. Keywords: Slime busting coatings, passivation coatings, implant coatings, bioactive coatings, graphite protection, carbon steel protection, corrosion protection coatings

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