Special Issue "New Challenges in Coatings Technology "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 5549
2. Materials Innovation Centre, School of Engineering, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Interests: corrosion; coatings; electrochemistry; thermal spraying
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Coatings offer surface functionality which enables the use of substrate materials that otherwise would be unsuitable for service. While the field of coatings has been researched heavily and technologies have reached a certain maturity, new challenges are constantly emerging. The need to relentlessly and sustainably improve performance at reduced costs is driving new innovations in coatings. In recent years, the drive has been to achieve multi-functional coatings to satisfy the ever-increasing demand of the industry and survive the global competition. New coating technologies, responsive to the changes in the environment and multifunctional, are constantly emerging. Among the numerous new coating technologies, those which show most promise include:
- self-healing coatings
- antifouling coatings
- antimicrobial coatings
- super hydrophobic/oleophobic coatings
- biologically active coatings
- easy/self-cleaning coatings
- photoactive coatings
- thermochromic coatings
- electrochromic coatings
- sensory coatings
Although the list of coating technologies and applications is growing, the challenge remains for these innovative technologies to be economically viable and sustainable. This Special Issue will focus on the new challenges in coating technologies, including economic viability and sustainability during raw material procurement, production, service, and end of life.
Dr. Shiladitya Paul
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- New coatings
- Novel Processes
- New Materials
- Harsh Environments
- Emerging Technologies
- Multi-functional Coatings
- Sustainable Coatings