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New Product Announcement: HVOF Coating System

Global supplier of wear-resistant coatings Extreme Coatings recently announced the launch of its new internal diameter High Velocity Oxygen Fuel coating system for oil and gas and industrial...


Coating Developed to Capture Ions in Water

Researchers from Northwestern University have recently been reported to have developed an protection mechanism using a nano-coated sponge-like membrane that can be used to soak up phosphate ...


Patent Awarded to Tesla NanoCoatings

In an emailed press release, Tesla NanoCoatings was reported to have been awarded a momentous carbon nanocoating patent for its self-stratified single-coat system.


New Carbon-Based Material to Benefit Coatings

As the result of a research study by scientists and engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and ETH Zürich, a new mi...


Coating Developed for Oil Recovery Missions

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto have recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover oil fro...


Researchers Eye New Nanomaterial for Protective Coatings

A team of researchers in the U.K. say that when it comes to protective coatings, graphene—touted as a “supermaterial”—may not be the panacea some hope, but another material, hexagonal boron ...


Nanomaterials Resource Site Goes Live

A new website that helps guide industry professionals and the public with matters related to nanomaterials has been launched by the European Union.


EU Nanomaterials Site Goes Live

The European Union’s chemical regulatory body has launched a new website to help guide industry professionals and the public with matters related to nanomaterials, a growing subset of the ma...


UK Team Develops ‘Green’ Hydrophobic Coating

Scientists at a U.K. university say they’ve developed a “green” alternative to current hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials used in antifouling and waterproofing applications.


Coating Removes Pollutants from Water

Can coatings help remove pollutants from water? That’s precisely the conclusion that research out of Singapore is pointing toward.


Scientists Work Toward ‘Flawless’ Graphene

Graphene has been touted as a super-strong nanomaterial that could change the world of coatings, providing a friction-free, wear-resistant coating layer that can prevent corrosion. But its l...


Material Measures the ‘Mood’ of Structures

Mood rings may have been a fleeting fad of the 1970s, but researchers at Vanderbilt University are using the basic concept as a means of detecting damage in failing infrastructure before it ...


Lab Unveils Self-Healing Anti-Wear Film

A new coating discovered at Argonne National Laboratory could find a role in engines and other mechanisms, as it not only reduces wear, but also regenerates itself with the help of lubricati...


New Coating Addresses Soapy Problem

Researchers behind a new technology say a new spray-applied coating will allow substances like soaps, which are built to stick, to slide right out of containers.


Shower Predicament Inspires New Coating

It’s a frustrating situation every time you’re down to the end of a bottle of body wash: You know there’s more in there, but it just won’t come out of the bottle. But it could be a problem o...


Vantablack Coating Hits Space

The blackest coating on earth has made it into orbit.


New Nanocoating Inhibits Bacteria Growth

A new nanocoating developed by scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev could play an important role in marine anti-fouling coatings.


New Coatings Inhibit Corrosion, Biofilms

A Saarbrucken, Germany-based research center is working on coatings advancements intended to benefit anticorrosion and antifouling applications.


Smart Windows Could Self-Clean, Cut Heat

Nature-inspired nanostructures engraved into glass could cut window-cleaning costs in tall buildings while reducing heating bills and increasing worker productivity.


Coating Could Improve Solar Panels

A new nanocoating that aims to make residential solar panels generate power more efficiently in any direction has been developed.


Nano-Cell Paint Changes Colors Rapidly

Changing the color of wall paint soon could be as simple as spraying the walls with water, swiping an app on a smartphone or even just turning on the heat.


Study Tests Nanocoating for Solar Cells

Researchers in Iran have developed a nanoparticle coating that they say helps to increase efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells.


Firm Touts Top Tech of 2015

Anti-corrosion coatings are among the top technologies expected to show the most advancement and influence this year, a new research report indicates.


Bio-Nanocoating Takes Top MIT Prize

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received an award for its work on a biomimetic non-reflective coating for solar cells.


Dry Advance in Underwater Coatings

A research team at Northwestern University is the first to determine the specific “roughness” needed to keep a surface dry even when submerged in water for a long period of time.


New Coating Stays Dry, Even Under Water

A group of engineers have discovered a new way to keep surfaces dry underwater, and their findings could eventually work their way into antifouling, pipe and marine coatings.


U.S. Proposes More Nano Reporting

WASHINGTON, DC—As nanotechnology takes over everything from coatings to construction materials, federal regulators want to know more about the risks posed to human health and the environment...


EPA Seeks Nanoscale Reporting Rule

WASHINGTON, DC—Federal regulators want to know more about those teeny, tiny chemical substances now pervading paints, construction materials and numerous other products.


EU Hot on Novel High-Temp Coating

A multinational effort is well underway to develop an unconventional coating that would combine a thermal barrier, oxidation and corrosion protection, lotus effect, and fire protection in on...


New Coating Touts Icing Prevention

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


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.


New Black Coating is Out of This World

When it comes to protecting delicate instrumentation in brutal and alien environments, black is the new black.


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.


Turbine Coating Made to Fight Ice

Global wind energy provider Gamesa has introduced a new protective coating designed to prevent icing and withstand wear on turbine blades.


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.


1-Part Protective Clear Coat Revamped

NEI Corp. has reformulated its Nanomyte TC-5001 nanocoating, designed to improve the corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and hot-dip galvanized steel under severe environmental and operating...


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 Urge Curbs on Nano Exposures

Nanotechnology may be the future of paints and coatings, but federal health officials are recommending strict limits on worker exposures to some of those tiny particles.


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...


New MIT Coating Fit to Fight Frost, Fog

If opposites really do attract, a novel hybrid nanocoating with a love-hate relationship toward water could be just the thing to fight frost and fog on windshields, windows, optical equipmen...


Cool Coating Clears Fog, Frost

A novel hybrid nanocoating developed and tested at MIT could someday put your car's defroster and defogger out of business.


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...


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.


 
 
   

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