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Daily Quiz (69)

A team from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology has developed a new technology that can create multi-functional organic pigments by copying natural __ formation processes.

True or False: A team of researchers from two universities in China developed a self-wrinkled photo-curing coating that changes color in the sun.

Researchers have developed a new mussel-inspired nanocellulose coating that can recover what from secondary sources, such as industrial wastewater?

Photonic science company AssetCool has received funding to accelerate the rollout of its new photonic coatings, which are meant to cool down overhead what?

Researchers from Bayreuth University developed an upcycling process that transforms what household item into energy-saving films using polymer coatings?

Researchers have reportedly developed a new formulation for a “self-healing” polymeric coating for what?

Tnemec Company Inc. has announced that entries are now open for its 2023 __ of the Year competition, which celebrates the innovative and creative uses of its coatings on the staple structure.

Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced that its certified paints and coatings now qualify towards points for multiple what?

Research from the University of New South Wales has demonstrated that organic light-emitting diodes can be harnessed to map what?

A researcher from Washington State University is working in the chemical recycling of what, which could create an environmentally friendly way to produce coatings, binders and polymeric concrete.

True or False: Scientists from Cambridge University recently unveiled a new plant-based coating that gets brighter when exposed to sunlight.

A newly developed conductive coating from the University of Sussex mimics the spread of ___ through a process called “explosive percolation.”

A cooling pavement coating applied to a Phoenix neighborhood flaked off roadways because of what?

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras recently developed technology that can improve what type of coating industry tool?

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have recently developed a copper-coated technology capable of what?

A research team from Eastern Michigan University was recently awarded a U.S. patent for their invention of what type of coating methods?

By using the polymer ____, a coating from Mussel Polymers, Inc. has been used to strengthen carbon and aramid fibers, which allows for stronger, more lightweight materials.

A team from Florida International University has reportedly developed a coating material to shield structures from what when travelling to space?

Street crews and city officials recently applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in _____________ as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat-related illness and death.

Decorative paints company Coral, an AkzoNobel-owned brand, has recently developed a _________-repellent coating to fight against dengue fever in Brazil.

An ultra-black coating developed by a team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology can absorb what percentage of the wide light spectrum?

Queen’s University in Canada recently launched its new Carbon to ______ Coating Institute after receiving a $24 million grant from the Government of Canada.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have developed a nontoxic coating for medical implants that uses what metal?

True or False: Scientists have developed a low-cost iron aluminide coating that show four times increased corrosion resistance than that of mild steel.

Last month, the British Coatings Federation adopted the use of what globe statement in regard to Volatile Organic Compounds?

How many energy-efficient rooftop billboards in Miami were recently installed to highlight the benefits of roof coatings?

Researchers have produced a coating with high solar-to-heat conversion efficiency using what byproduct of burned organic materials?

Scientists from Sandia National Laboratories have recently developed an environmentally friendly protective coating inspired by:

Canadian development and commercialization company Zentek Ltd. recently conducted testing on its __________ coating.

Researchers in Australia recently developed a smart coating for pipelines that can remove _________ from water while preventing corrosion and solvent damage.

An additive developed by a research team from the Korea Institute of Materials Science increased a resin’s antibacterial properties by 99.99% and its antiviral properties by more than how many times?

A new solar panel coating recently developed by researchers from Chiang Mai University increased the panels’ power yield by over what percent?

This year, German airline company Lufthansa and global chemical company BASF announced a new surface coatings technology inspired by what marine creature?

Researchers have reportedly developed a water-resistant coating made from self-healing what?

The Russian Army is planning to use a coating on its military vehicles that does what?

Developed by engineers at Purdue University, “the whitest paint yet” reflects up to how much sunlight?

In March, an electric-resistant coatings technology was utilized to avoid the demolition of a Victorian-era railway bridge. What university was credited for developing the specialty coating?

Researchers from what federal laboratory are working on developing a coating that changes color when exposed to high temperatures through friction or fire?

When is NSF 600, a new health requirement requiring all coatings in contact with potable water to meet new, lower extraction levels, slated to go into effect?

True or false: Recorded webinars and keynote speeches from TPC’s PaintSquare Connect event will be available to registrants until May 31, 2021.

Optically active pigment (OAP) technology can help uncover all of the following coating mechanisms except:

True of False: Prime pigments possess colorant value and hiding power.

True or false: Infrared radiation thermal imaging can be used to monitor coating application only if the coating being applied is thermosetting.

Bisphenol A is combined with which of the following to produce epoxy resins?

Choose the failure term defined by an authority as the “formation of blisters of solvent vapor in wet coating surfaces that break but do not level because of too great a viscosity."

True or false: Coatings with formaldehyde-abatement capability have been based on acrylic resins.

True or false: The National Transportation Product Evaluation Program includes coatings for steel but not for concrete.

True or false: Infrared radiation thermal imaging has been proposed as a technology for monitoring in real-time the application of certain thick-film coatings.

True or false: Epoxies are sometimes hybridized with silicones to achieve both anti-corrosive properties and UV resistance.

True or false: When two materials are capable of being blended satisfactorily, they are said to be immiscible.

What is the term used for the measure of fineness of dispersed particles in a coating?

True or false: A uralkyd is a form of urethane.

True or false: According to an article on finishing architectural aluminum, anodizing produces a coating with a hardness equivalent to that of a sapphire.

What is the conventional coating term used to describe flake pigments aligning with or floating near the surface of a coating?

In coating work, a working mix or operating mix is a mix of what material?

The fire-resistance ratings of intumescent coatings are expressed in what terms?

True or false: Double rubs with fine steel wool are used in a test method to determine the cure of coatings.

According to a recent D+D In Depth article, the use of silicone in roof coatings provides what advantage?

In a recent D+D In Depth article, what name is given to coatings that do one or more of the following: work to maintain surface quality, provide signals about a surface condition, change sensory perception of the surrounding environment or interact with or change the surrounding environment?

True or false: Unheated material introduced into a plural component spray system can shock the system, creating cold patches in the pumps and hoses and potentially throwing the system off ratio.

True or false: The architecture firm Perkins + Will and the non-profit Health Building Network published a paper recently confirming the effectiveness of antimicrobial building products, including antimicrobial paints.

True or false: The addition of mica flakes to fluoropolymer coatings can create a pearlescent sheen that mutes the color slightly and provides a softer visual aesthetic than metallic-flake fluoropolymer coatings.

True or false: The terms “weatherproof” and “water repellent” typically denote resistance to the passage of water not subjected to hydrostatic pressure.

What term is used to describe the temperature at which the non-crystalline portion of a polymer is transformed from a rubbery material to a brittle, glass-like material?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed waterborne epoxy coatings that exceed the performance of high-VOC coatings that were traditionally used for locks and dams.

ASTM has three specifications for elastomeric coatings to be used over spray polyurethane foam roofing. Which of the following generic types is not included?

True or false: The adhesion of a coating to a steel substrate can be achieved by both mechanical attachment and chemical bonding.

True or false: Epoxy technology was not commercialized until the early 1960s.

True or false: In coatings technology, “American process” and “French process” refer to the creation of titanium dioxide.


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