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Startups prepare to wow AkzoNobel’s Paint the Future jury

16-Apr-2019

A shortlist of 21 startups from around the world are one step closer to accelerating their innovative solutions for the paints and coatings industry after being invited to take part in AkzoNobel’s Paint the Future event. Being held in Amsterdam from May 14 to 16, the event – hosted by AkzoNobel ...

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Environmentally-friendly coatings for aquaculture nets

New approach for prevention of biofouling

04-Apr-2019

Organisms like algae, mussels or barnacles rapidly colonise surfaces in maritime applications, such as ship hulls. The protective coatings primarily used to date contain substances like copper, which are harmful to the environment. The nets used in fish farming are also largely impregnated with ...

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Materials could delay frost up to 300 times longer than existing anti-icing coatings

26-Mar-2019

Most techniques to prevent frost and ice formation on surfaces rely heavily on heating or liquid chemicals that need to be repeatedly reapplied because they easily wash away. Even advanced anti-icing materials have problems functioning under conditions of high humidity and subzero conditions, ...

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Self-healing coating made of corn starch makes small scratches disappear through heat

25-Mar-2019

Due to the special arrangement of its molecules, a new coating made of corn starch is able to repair small scratches by itself through heat: The cross-linking via ring-shaped molecules makes the material mobile, so that it compensates for the scratches and these disappear again. Superficial ...

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BASF expands innovation scope in Asia Pacific

14-Mar-2019

BASF is enhancing its regional innovation capabilities with new facilities at the Innovation Campus Shanghai, to further strengthen collaboration with the automotive industry and to offer new process catalysts to the chemical industry. With an investment of approximately €34 million, the new ...

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Nanotechnology and sunlight clear the way for better visibility

07-Mar-2019

A new coating developed by ETH researchers prevents fogging on transparent surfaces. Rather than using electricity, the coating relies on sunlight to heat the surface. Anyone who skis, wears glasses, uses a camera or drives a car is familiar with the problem: if you come into a humid environment ...

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GraphON: Conductive coatings and materials breakthrough

22-Feb-2019

Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, has created a breakthrough new form of graphitic material that's conductive, easy to apply and offers greater control over performance than graphene. GraphON can also be manufactured cheaper and easier, with more flexibility and less hazardous waste ...

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Fire-retardant coating featuring renewable materials

Coating could reduce the flammability of polyurethane foam

14-Feb-2019

Texas A&M University researchers are developing a new kind of flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials readily found in nature, which could provide even more effective fire protection for several widely used materials. Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Linda & Ralph Schmidt '68 Professor ...

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Volkswagen invests in US start-up Forge Nano

Forge Nano is investigating innovative coatings for battery materials

07-Feb-2019

The Volkswagen Group is investing US$10 million in the startup “Forge Nano Inc.” with a view to reinforcing its specialist knowledge in the field of battery research. Forge Nano is investigating a material coating technology that could further improve the performance of battery materials. As a ...

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Fluid-inspired material self-heals before your eyes

Coating for metals rapidly heals over scratches and scrapes to prevent corrosion

31-Jan-2019

It's hard to believe that a tiny crack could take down a gigantic metal structure. But sometimes bridges collapse, pipelines rupture and fuselages detach from airplanes due to hard-to-detect corrosion in tiny cracks, scratches and dents. A Northwestern University team has developed a new coating ...

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