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New Method to Produce Transparent, Fluorine-Free, Anti-Smudge Polyurethane Coatings

New Method to Produce Transparent, Fluorine-Free, Anti-Smudge Polyurethane Coatings

Self-cleaning windows, stain-resistant automobile interiors, graffiti-proof walls—there is a long list of things that we wish could have a surface to which dirt wouldn’t stick. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Canadian scientists have now introduced a new method for producing transparent, smudge-resistant coatings resistant to both water- and oil-soluble contaminants. In contrast to previous approaches, this method does not use fluorinated substances, which makes the coatings both significantly less expensive and more environmentally friendly. [More]
Researchers Demonstrate Stretchable, Conformable TFT driven LED Display Laminated into Textiles

Researchers Demonstrate Stretchable, Conformable TFT driven LED Display Laminated into Textiles

Researchers from Holst Centre (set up by TNO and imec), imec and CMST, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles. This paves the way to wearable displays in clothing providing users with feedback. [More]
Thinner, Highly Bendable Sheets Allow for New Class of Wrapped Shapes

Thinner, Highly Bendable Sheets Allow for New Class of Wrapped Shapes

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have utilized very thin sheets for wrapping a droplet for encapsulating one fluid droplet within another. [More]
Axalta Huajia Coatings Develops New Warranty Program for its Alesta™ Architectural Powder Coatings Premium Line in China

Axalta Huajia Coatings Develops New Warranty Program for its Alesta™ Architectural Powder Coatings Premium Line in China

Axalta Huajia Coatings, a joint-venture of leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, Axalta Coating Systems and Huangshan Yongjia Group Co. Ltd., has developed a new warranty program for its Alesta™ architectural powder coatings premium line in China. [More]
Chromaflo Releases Video on Benefits of its Infrared Reflective Technology

Chromaflo Releases Video on Benefits of its Infrared Reflective Technology

Chromaflo Technologies, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, has recently released a video describing its Infrared Reflective Technology and how can benefit end users. [More]
Rice and Penn State Open a New Research Center for the Development of 2D Coatings

Rice and Penn State Open a New Research Center for the Development of 2D Coatings

Pennsylvania State University and Rice University have opened a new center for the development of atomically thin 2D coatings for a range of applications. [More]
NSF’s Industry/University Center Program Promotes Development of Atomically Thin Coatings

NSF’s Industry/University Center Program Promotes Development of Atomically Thin Coatings

A team of researchers from Penn State are working along with Rice University in Houston to design and create innovative 2D coatings capable of solving basic scientific and technological challenges such as oxidation, corrosion, abrasion, energy storage and harvesting, friction and wear, and the substantial production and deposition of new coatings with multiple functions. [More]
LabelExpo 2015: Michelman to Highlight Print Receptive and Functional Coating Technologies

LabelExpo 2015: Michelman to Highlight Print Receptive and Functional Coating Technologies

Michelman will feature a variety of its flagship print receptive and functional coating technologies in booth 9C20 at LabelExpo 2015, being held September 29 - October 2, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. [More]
Polymer Hydrogel Coatings Affect Capillary Action in Glass Microtubes

Polymer Hydrogel Coatings Affect Capillary Action in Glass Microtubes

A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has discovered that coating the interior of glass microtubes with a smart polymer hydrogel material significantly changes the way capillary action draws water into these small structures. [More]
Smart Coatings Could Open the Way to More Dynamic Products

Smart Coatings Could Open the Way to More Dynamic Products

While coatings today provide protection and other static functionality, a new generation of technologies is making them "smart" – able to change in response to their environment. [More]