Novel superhydrophobic and oleophobic coating material

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Author: Mario Cruz
Date: Apr. 2013
From: Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology(Vol. 26, Issue 4)
Publisher: Frost & Sullivan
Document Type: Article
Length: 484 words
Lexile Measure: 1470L

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Coatings play important roles in protecting the solid substrates or any surface from contamination, corrosion, and wear. Recently, there has been a growing interest in developing smart coatings with novel functionalities including self-cleaning, self-healing, self-reporting, antimicrobial, and detoxification. For the purpose of protection against stain contamination, one traditional way is to manipulate the surface physical properties of the coatings, including application of super hydrophobic materials, thus preventing potential binding of sticky hydrophilic stains. As an alternative to such non-adhesive coatings, self-cleaning coatings, which contain small amount of chemically active agents, are promising as functional coatings.

A group of scientists at UltraTech International Inc., one of the leading suppliers of spill containment products located in Jacksonville, Florida, has developed a superhydrophobic (water)...

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