Innovations in Powder Coatings

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Published: 17 Mar 2017

Powder coatings are used for imparting various functionalities including corrosion resistance, achieve high-quality finish, and improve the durability of substrates. Due to strict environmental norms for VOC emissions across the globe, the end-user industries are moving toward the adoption of solvent-free powder coatings with minimal or no VOC content. Controlled film thickness and easy application are some of the driving factors for the increased adoption of the coatings. Application industries such as automotive, construction, and consumer appliances are actively using powder coating techniques to deliver optimum results. 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: Powder coatings, coatings, gloss, solvent, polymer, resin, polyester, epoxy, polyurethane, hybrid epoxy-polyester resins, dibutyl phthalate, plasticizer, pectin, drug release

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