DEStech Publications, Inc. announces the publication of The Waterborne Coatings Symposium, Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual International Waterborne High-Solids and Powder Coatings, February 13-17, 2012, edited by Drs. James W. Rawlins and Robson F. Storey from the University of Southern Mississippi.
This 664-page volume contains dozens of original investigations into the materials, chemistry, formulation and applications of waterborne coatings. The text is divided into sections on corrosion, powder coatings, UV-curing, nanocoatings, additives, high-throughput, and pigments.
Chapters focus on technologies for improving the performance and processability of coatings in themselves and as adhered to metals and plastics. Novel chemistry is explained demonstrating the link between polymeric structure and superior coating properties, e.g., adhesion, anti-fouling, fire-resistance, reduced curing/drying time, and more. Attention is given to emerging developments in stimuli-response coatings, nanoparticles and dispersion, and new testing techniques. The book also discusses emerging methods for high-throughput research and faster coatings development time.
Some of the highlights of the book include:
- PUR, UV-PUD, PUR-Silica, POSS, nanomaterials
- New strategies to improve coating adhesion, processability, fire resistance and more
- Coatings for aerospace, photovoltaics, paints and corrosion resistance
- Methods for high-throughput coatings research and development