Innovations in Coatings and Surface Treatment for the Energy, Marine, Mining, and Packaging Sectors

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Published: 12 Oct 2018

This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE features a sustainable coating made from soybean oil dedicated for cardboard packaging, and a biocide-free antifouling coating for marine applications. A ceramic lining for extreme wear resistance for mining sector applications and a novel method for thin film processing based on bismuth sulphide have also been highlighted in this issue. Some additional developments in the field of super hydrophobic coatings for electricity generation that can constitute a novel concept for power sources for microfluidic devices are also profiled in this issue. 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: Plant-based coatings, soybean oil coatings, super hydrophobic surface, wear resistance ceramic, antifouling coatings, thin film preparation, bismuth sulphide, 2D materials


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