Coatings R&D Notebook
The uses of nanomaterials for the controlled release of additives in coatings systems are discussed. Nanoparticles have been utilized to encapsulate coating additives in such a way as to allow their sustained time-release after the coating has been applied. The encapsulation process involves the production of hollow microsphere nanoparticles that have open pores through their surfaces. Because the particle and pore sizes can be varied, a significant degree of versality can be exercized with coating-additive release properties.
H. L. Collier, "Coatings R&D Notebook," Industrial Paint and Powder, vol. 79, no. 9, pp. 62, Business News Pub. Co., Sep 2003.
Keywords and Phrases
Chemical species; Microspheres; Molecular modeling; Nanoparticles; Additives; Biocides; Computer simulation; Durability; Encapsulation; Nanostructured materials; Pore size; Porosity; Surface treatment; Coating techniques
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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