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Lasers Get Edge in Keeping Metal Dry

A new laser etching technique could eliminate the need for temporary coatings that make metals water-repellant, scientists at the University of Rochester say.


New Surface Repels, Well, Everything

Teflon? That's so 20th century. A new surface texture being developed by UCLA engineers reportedly "can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of."


New Coating Touts Icing Prevention

A new nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-icing properties to the substrate is the latest offering from NEI Corp.


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.


NEI Corp. Launches Clear Coat

NEI Corp.'s new SR 500-EC is a protective clear coat and surface treatment for plastics, metals, glass, ceramics and other surfaces.


BASF Bows Coating to Repel Water

A new modified-acrylic protective coating is billed to repel water and resist dirt on a variety of substrates, including concrete, EIFS and stucco.


A Coating Cure for the Car-Wash Blues?

If you’ve resisted buying a white car for fear it would show too much dirt, fear no more.


Copper Coating Gives Water the Bounce

Coatings research has once again shown the hydrophobic lotus some love, with a new metal coating technology that mimics the plant's water-repellent features.


Smart Coating Turns Over a New Leaf

“Bio-inspired” coatings—technology that seeks to emulate the genius of nature—have found promise in insects, algae, plants and even sperm. The lotus leaf, famous for its water repellency, ha...


Nanocoating Gives Liquids the Bounce

A new nanoscale coating that bounces liquids—from coffee to acids to custard—from its surface could eventually protect everything from military uniforms to ship hulls, according to its devel...


Water-Repellant Coatings Advance

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say they have overcome a key drawback to a highly desirable corrosion inhibitor: superhydrophobic coatings.


Cortec Expands Line of Water Repellants

Cortec® Corporation (St. Paul, MN) has introduced MCI®-2018 V/O water repellant, a higher-viscosity version of its MCI®-2018 sealer for vertical and overhead applications.


MIT Puts Chill on Anti-Icing Coatings

Researchers at MIT and GE have dealt a setback to the development of coatings to fight ice buildup, saying that such coatings do not work and may even lead to more ice.


Dow Corning Names Green-Building Marketer

Dow Corning Corp. named Saulo Rozendo global green building marketer for Dow Corning Construction Industry, with responsibility for identifying and partnering with global building leaders an...


Dow Corning Names Commercial Director

Dow Corning Corp. has named Jim Hayes commercial director for the Dow Corning Construction Industry, Americas region.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Penetrating Stain Repellents

Dow Corning Corp. announced the expansion of its stain- and water-repellent product line with the introduction of two water-based fluorosilane penetrating stain repellents.


 
 
   

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