Innovations in Steel Coatings, Superhydrophobic Coatings, Ultra-hard Coatings, Barrier Coatings, and Smart Coatings

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Published: 23 Feb 2018

This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE discusses advancements in steel coatings, superhydrophobic coatings, ultra-hard coatings, barrier coatings, and smart coatings. Innovations profiled include a cost-effective coating for steel structures that offers enhanced fire and corrosion resistance, a superhydrophobic coating for optical applications, and a series of ultra-hard coatings that offer enhanced hardness and toughness with corrosion and erosion resistance. A compostable barrier coating for packaging applications, and a smart coating that is as hard as tooth enamel on the outside and has self-healing properties have also been profiled. 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: Steel coatings, superhydrophobic coatings, ultra-hard coatings, barrier coatings, smart coatings


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