Special Issue "Preparation, Characterization and Applications of Advanced Polymer Coatings"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Membranes and Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2023 | Viewed by 291

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Qing Wu
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi’an 710021, China
Interests: polymer-based composites; polymer coatings; surface treatments; high-performance fiber; interface/interphase

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced polymer coatings include the use of novel or hybrid polymers/materials and advanced modification technologies to develop structural and functional coatings for protection in demanding contact conditions or extreme environmental conditions, or for enhanced interfacial interactions and properties to improve the overall performance of composites. These coatings can prolong the service life of materials, provide special protection functions, and extend the application range of products.

The present Special Issue of Polymers, entitled “Preparation, Characterization and Applications of Advanced Polymer Coatings”, welcomes original research papers and reviews reporting advances in, but not limited to, the following areas:

I: Functional coatings, including self-lubrication and wear resistance, thermal protection, corrosion resistance, oxidation resistance, hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity, self-cleaning, self-healing, anti-icing, antibacterial properties, etc.;

II: Fiber and nanomaterial surface sizing/coating towards the improvement of interface/interphase performance or overall performance of composites;

III: Biomimetic coating towards the achievement of high strength and toughness;

IV: Advanced surface modification technologies;

V: Advanced characterization technologies for surfaces and interfaces.

Dr. Qing Wu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • polymer-based coatings
  • surface treatments
  • interface/interphase
  • polymer-based and bio-based composites

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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