Special Issue "Functional Polymer Coatings II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 22885
Interests: bioinspired surfaces; wetting; biopolymers; polymer nanocomposites
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Special Issue in Polymers: Functional Polymer Coatings
Topical Collection in Polymers: Polymeric Coatings
Coatings are an essential part of all surfaces, including “living surfaces” like our skin. Coatings have been developed to offer decoration, protection, and different special functions. A major portion of coating science and technology relies on advances in polymer science and polymer composites. To this end, polymers in coatings will need to respond to major technological trends, such as ecofriendly materials that require synthesis of novel resins for waterborne, solvent‐free, thermal‐insulating, and air‐purifying coatings. Moreover, polymeric coatings should be made more robust, including with better scratch and mar resistance, enhanced corrosion‐resistance, aging and heat resistance, and anti‐fingerprint performance, to name a few. Polymer composites properly integrated into coatings can lead to multifunctional and smart coatings having special properties such as self‐cleaning, latent heat storing, bionic antifouling, self‐healing, light/heat/electricity conducting and regulating, and sensory coatings. Incorporating one or more of these functions into polymer coatings is not an easy task. However, advances in polymerization methods, emulsion science and technology, new organic–inorganic hybrid systems, as well as principles of nanotechnology and self‐assembly can lead to robust multifunctional polymer coatings with strong technological implications. This Special Issue mainly focuses on any one of these aforementioned polymeric materials, composites, and functionalities that can be used to make or render coatings “special”. It also targets professionals, industrial practitioners, as well as researchers and graduate students in the fields of polymers chemistry and engineering, coatings materials science, and chemical engineering that need to know the most recent advances in functional polymer coatings.
Prof. Dr. Ilker Bayer
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- non-wettable coatings
- conductive coatings
- biodegradable coatings
- self-healing coatings
- anti-fouling coatings
- sensory coatings
- stretchable and bendable conformal coatings