Novel protective Nanocoatings for automotive industry

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Date: Nov. 2013
From: Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology(Vol. 26, Issue 11)
Publisher: Frost & Sullivan
Document Type: Report
Length: 550 words
Lexile Measure: 1360L

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Advances in nanotechnology have led to the development of coatings using nanomaterials that have the ability to improve the performance of varied substrates. This has resulted in self-cleaning and superhydrophobic coatings for industrial applications becoming major areas of research focus and development for nanocoatings. Various industries, especially automotive industry, use coatings for a number of reasons, such as for corrosion protection, for improving a vehicle's finish, and for adhering to environmental regulations. Currently, the automotive industry is facing challenges in meeting the regulatory requirements, especially with regard to carbon emissions. Additionally, automotive companies also need to satisfy the consumer demand for vehicles with minimum maintenance issues. Conventionally, synthetic paints and coatings are used in the automobile industry to provide waterproofing properties. However, these paints do not have the ability to efficiently repel water droplets from their surfaces,...

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