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Pavement Research Takes No Snow Days

Slippery, electrically charged and hot-water-heated technologies are the basis of new methods being developed to keep airport runways clear of snow and ice.


Award Gives Graphene Coating $500k Lift

A South Dakota researcher will receive $500,000 to develop graphene-based corrosion-resistant coatings for infrastructure.


Team Structures a Tougher Coating

Researchers behind a new composite say the spray-applied metal coating can ward off corrosion in an environmentally friendly way, even under extreme conditions.


At Harvard, Color by Vapor

Coating thickness has typically been measured in mils or, at its thinnest, microns. Now, a team of Harvard researchers is measuring it in nanometers—one 24,500th of a mil.


Coating Boasts a Power Plant Boost

A new nano-engineered coating for power plants has the potential to save millions of dollars in fuel costs and avert thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, its developers at MIT say.


Solar Nanomaterial Can Take the Heat

Developers of a new nanomaterial for harnessing solar power are promising a trifecta of benefits: the ability to use over 90 percent of captured sunlight, withstand temperatures greater than...


Nanocoatings Set for Mega Growth

Good things come in small packages, as the global market for nanotech-based coatings is poised to show, according to a new forecast.


Super-Black Coatings on a Mission

Extremely black nano-based coatings will be hitching a ride on the International Space Station, launching six years of research into orbit for the first time.


Protective Coating Shuns Heavy Metal

Tesla NanoCoatings has introduced a high-performance corrosion-control coating without cadmium, lead and other heavy metals found in zinc-rich coatings.


Smart Paint Signals Excessive Heat

New color-changing coating technology can warn when material or equipment is too hot to handle, signaling the possibility of malfunctions, explosions or burns, researchers say.


Coating Changes Color under Pressure

New research has produced a coated material that can reveal pressure points by changing color.


Battelle Beads Detect Early Corrosion

A new bead not only senses corrosion but also starts to heal the microscopic cracks it causes, according to Battelle Memorial Institute.


U.S. Funds a Big Look at Tiny Materials

The federal government has put nearly $10 million into examining the environmental impact of science's fastest-growing field: nanomaterials.


Spraying on a Longer Engine Life

Scientists in Sweden are working on a new sprayable coating that can protect an aircraft's engine far longer than current methods.


Nanocapsules Aim to Heal Like Skin

A group of German researchers say they made “two enormous strides” towards developing nanocapsules with self-healing anti-corrosive capabilities.


Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle—but only if the price is right, a new report says.


Clear Coat Restores Oxidized Paint

A new clear coating offers a long-term solution to restore original properties, according to developer Nanovere Technologies LLC.


Tesla Announces $50M Investment

Protective coatings maker Tesla NanoCoatings says it is poised for significant growth with a new "strategic partnership" and major investment by a Korean chemical firm.


Zapping a Safer Nanocoating

“Serious health and safety concerns” over nanoparticles in the newest paints and coatings is driving innovative European technology to make those products safer and less environmentally dama...


Feds Recommend Nanomaterial Controls

As makers of paints, coatings and other products reap the rewards of the nanotech boom, federal health and safety experts are racing to keep up with the risks.


Coating Signals Corrosion Colorfully

A new corrosion-sensing coating that incorporates nanocapsules would flag underlying corrosion by changing colors, researchers say.


New Coatings Carry a Gourmet Touch

The latest coatings research has taken a tasty turn toward ingredients that non-chemists can not only pronounce, but actually consume: Wine. Tea. Chocolate.


NIOSH Urges Nano Exposure Limits

Nanotechnology holds great promise for paints and coatings, but those microscopic carbon nanotubes and fibers may also carry large risks for workers exposed to them, federal health officials...


Feds Map Regulatory Plans for 2013

Outdated exposure limits, reinforced steel, nanotechnology, and confined spaces are among the critical health and safety issues slated for federal action this year.


Nanocoatings Wipe Restores Paint

Older industrial, marine and automotive paint applications may see new life with a new wipe-on nanocoating designed to permanently restore color, gloss, and surface hardness.


U.S. Research to Examine Nano Safety

Nanotechnology in paints and coatings is spreading like wildfire, but how safe are the popular micro-materials for humans and the environment in the long run? That is one question that U.S. ...


Nanocoating Tackles Soil Toxins

Seek and destroy. That's how nanoparticles in a new coating could potentially rid soil of dangerous toxins, a Canadian researcher has found.


Nanotube Coating Gets $100K R&D Boost

A new corrosion-resistant steel coating made with fullerene carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has drawn its third honor in less than a year—and, this time, a major grant to further development.


Seeing New Security in Invisible Codes

You won’t see it, but South Dakota researchers have created an invisible Quick Response (QR) code that could help reduce counterfeiting and increase security on printed documents.


Nature Imitated to Fight Fouling

Inspired by one of nature’s own defense mechanisms, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have discovered that tiny vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles can inhibit ...


High-Heat Coating Touts Fast Cure

Industrial Nanotech Inc. has introduced a fast-cure insulation and corrosion prevention coating designed to provide energy savings and personnel protection for equipment surfaces up to 400°F...


Automotive Coatings Set for Tune-up

Sputtering and choking for five long years, the U.S. automotive coating industry is set to restart its engines and regain some ground in the next five, according to a new market report.


Magnetic Coating Shows Sticking Power

Reports of the death of paper may be premature, as Italian researchers have developed a coating solution that can render cellulose fibers waterproof, antibacterial and even magnetic.


With New Coating, ‘Cotton Doesn’t Burn’

Materials scientists at Texas A&M University have unveiled an eco-friendly polymer coating that could keep everything from airplane seats to military tents from going up in flames.


Coated ‘Microsubs’ Hold Slick Potential

Tiny, specially coated machines may become the environmental tool of the future in cleaning up oil spills, University of California – San Diego researchers report.


Coating Harvests Energy from Heat

Purdue University researchers are developing a nanotech coating and process that harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components, potentially enabling the recapture of energy now wasted i...


EPA Kills Green Chemistry R&D Plans

Without warning or explanation, the federal government has pulled the plug on a $20 million program to develop replacements for hazardous chemical substances and materials.


Pre-Treat Fights Rust, Lightens Prep

NEI Corp. has completed development of Nanomyte PT-20, a chromate-free pretreatment designed to improve the adhesion and corrosion resistance of painted steel while reducing surface preparat...


Protective Nanocoating Does Double Duty

German scientists have developed a low-friction metal coating that purportedly protects against corrosion and lubricates without grease.


Coating Offers ‘Mirage’ of Invisibility

Recent coatings research has produced more “invisibility cloaks” than Harry Potter ever dreamed of. Now, University of Texas researchers have developed another one, using the so-called mirag...


Smart Paint Senses Structure Cracks

Scottish scientists are developing a low-cost “smart” paint that can detect microscopic faults in wind turbines, mines and bridges before structural damage occurs.


Report Names Coatings’ ‘Rising Stars’

Tomorrow’s winners in the protective coatings field will be companies that can juggle “extreme cost sensitivities and increasing environmental and regulatory considerations,” according to ne...


UMass Nanocoating Can ‘Repair and Go’

Spot repair or total recoat? The old debate may be reshaped by a new nanocoating that can effectively nip surface damage in the bud, heading off larger problems and the need for a full-scale...


British Air Gives New Coating a Lift

Flying high over its fuel savings, British Airways will expand its year-long trial of an anti-drag nanocoating to a second larger aircraft.


The Bright Stuff: Paint-on Solar Cells

Imagine generating electricity from light with a single coat of paint. That’s the gist of a new, inexpensive “solar paint” being developed at the University of Notre Dame.


Nanocoating Called Impervious to Water

A new super-hydrophobic protective coating by Ross Nanotechnology LLC promises to create a surface that completely repels all water and oils, creating a surface that wards off icing and corr...


New Coating ‘Flattens’ 3D Objects

Stealth aircraft and other top-secret military vehicles of the future may benefit from a new carbon nanotube coating that can render a 3D object flat.


Stressed Concrete Gets 1-Coat Option

Australian coatings maker Nanokote has introduced ProGuard, a one-coat protective coating designed for use on highly stressed concrete surfaces.


‘Super Black’ Coating Flies at NASA

Think of it as the Darth Vader of coatings—absorbing all, reflecting nothing, and blacker than a Dark Side soul.


‘Force Field’ Coating Resists Blasts

Harnessing nanotechnology and polymer science, the Navy has helped develop a spray-on protective coating that, depending on application thickness, makes surfaces blast-, ballistic- and fire-...


Judge Upholds ‘Diamond Coating’ Suit

Hitachi, Toshiba and a host of other manufacturing giants are mobilizing their defenses against a coatings patent infringement lawsuit, now that a federal judge has allowed the suit to go fo...


Army, Tesla Pioneer Carbon Nanocoating

Super strong, electrically conductive, wear resistant and offering electrostatic discharge protection, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have long held major potential for structural materials.


Coating Builds Fire ‘Armor’ on Foam

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Texas A&M University have reportedly outperfor...


Nanosilica Used to Strengthen Concrete

Revamping the nanoscale chemical reactions that cause concrete structures to crack and erode is the focus of promising new research at Stevens Institute of Technology.


Report Sees Competition for Coatings

Aviation nanocoatings are on the rise, but the industry may want to keep an eye over its shoulder: Emerging surface technologies are gaining.


MesoCoat Building Nanotech Pipe Plant

Coating and cladding technology developer MesoCoat Inc. is taking a major production leap forward with a new facility for corrosion and wear-resistant clad tubes, pipes and plates.


Researcher: New Materials Could Prevent Nuke Disasters

Next-generation claddings and perhaps coatings may head off future nuclear disasters, but only if the United States is willing to return the research to the front burner, says a scientist wh...


Coating Work May Yield Safer Fuel Rods

Could better cladding on nuclear fuel rods prevent potentially catastrophic leakage when they are exposed in a reactor accident?


EPA Funds R&D for Nanocoating Risks

The billion-dollar-plus boom in nanocoating technology will be getting a closer look as several federally funded studies undertake to study the risks of nanomaterials.


Airline Tests Drag-Reducing Coating

EasyJet, the UK's largest airline, is piloting a nano-technology aircraft coating aimed at reducing drag and increasing fuel efficiency.


Global Coatings Market to Near $100B by 2015

Although the coatings industry has matured in much of the world, new technologies and industrial growth in developing countries will continue to raise the industry’s fortunes worldwide, a ne...


Team Finds Way to Reduce Silver Coating Toxicity

Safer coatings materials containing silver may be close at hand, thanks to new research by Finnish researchers.


Nano Materials Stop Water from Icing

Highways, airplanes, power lines and other critical surfaces may remain ice-free during future winters by integrating new anti-ice technology from Harvard University into coatings and other ...


Boom Seen for Nanocoatings, Emulsion Polymers

The global market in nanostructured coatings will triple in the next five years, while unceasing demand for water-based coatings products will drive strong growth in the emulsion polymers ma...


New ISO Methodology Demystifies Nanomaterials

ISO has published a technical report classifying and categorizing nanomaterials.


Nanocoatings May Go for the Gold

More durable paint with an intensified color spectrum is among the possibilities now that an Australian scientist has discovered a way to disperse gold nanoparticles evenly through plastic.


Saudi R&D Spotlights Coatings, Salt, Pipelines

Nano-structured coatings, salt-removal products, and pipeline sensors top the projects in active development by the new Advanced Materials Group at Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Ce...


Coating Helps Missiles Elude Radar

An Israeli company has successfully run a test on dummy missiles painted with a nano-enabled coating, finding that radar could not detect them as missiles, according to published reports.


Nanotech Coatings Produce Electricity from Sewage

Engineers at Oregon State University are reporting a significant advance toward producing electricity from sewage, by the use of new coatings on the anodes of microbial electrochemical cells...


Pipeline Coating Withstands 1000°F, Company Says

Industrial Nanotech Inc. says it has developed a nanotechnology-based thermal insulation coating capable of being applied to surfaces of at least 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.


Boon Seen in Nanocoatings Market

Growing demand for eco-premium coatings will help drive "considerable growth" in the global nanocoatings market for the next five years, according to new market research.


Akzo Says ‘Invisible’ Coating is no Illusion

AkzoNobel, the Netherlands-based coatings giant, announced April 1 that it has developed a “revolutionary” paint that “cracks one of the biggest-ever scientific challenges—invisibility.”


 
 
   

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