Are SMART COATINGS Getting Smarter?

Challener, Cynthia
July 2011
CoatingsTech;Jul2011, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p26
Academic Journal
The article focuses on smart coatings. It states that smart coatings respond to changes in the environment including electrical current, bioactivity, and surface tension. Stuart Rowan of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) states that smart coatings is a sexy term that catches the attention of people and the coatings do not undergo complex though processes. It mentions that Toyota Research Institute of North America Inc. (TRINA) and NEI Corp. (NEI) are developing smart coatings solutions.


Related Articles

  • Just add water.  // TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Apr2008, Issue 802, p14 

    The article describes the material created through sea cucumbers by Stuart Rowan, a professor of macromolecular science at the Case Western Reserve University in the U.S. The material, composed of two compounds and a microscopic cellulose fiber, becomes soft when water is added because the...

  • PPG Makes Donation to WISER Program.  // Coatings World;Nov2014, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p12 

    The article discusses the $5,000 donation of PPG Industries Foundation, a coating association to the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) program of Case Western Reserve University.

  • Flexible coating for steel.  // DEMM: Engineering & Manufacturing;Jan2013, p23 

    The article offers information on NEI Corp.'s Nanomyte TC 3001 flexible coating for steel and aluminium.

  • Self-Healing Coating Extends Surface Life.  // Products Finishing;Nov2011, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p43 

    The article offers brief information on the Nanomyte Mend-MW waterborne self-healing coating from NEI Corp.

  • NEI Corp Develops Water-borne Self-healing Coating, NANOMYTE MEN D-MW.  // Paintindia;Sep2011, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p150 

    The article previews the Nanomyte MEND-MW coating from NEI Corporation.

  • Surface tension affects coatings' performance. Van Heule, Jim // Paint & Coatings Industry;Jun98, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p42 

    Discusses the effects of surface tension on the performance of coatings. Need to keep the surface tension of the coating sufficiently below the surface tension of the substrate; Coating defects attributed to surface tension problems.

  • WET TO DRY--REFRACTORY COATING CONTROL FOR PRECISION PUCB SANDS. Ramrattan, S.; Joyce, M. // International Journal of Metalcasting;2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p7 

    This research project was supported by the American Foundry Society (AFS) and the American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC). As the industry moves to tighter dimensional controls of castings, stricter coating controls are required. Baumé as a singular refractory measure does not suffice. An...

  • Surface Tension Measurement & Coatings Development. Wettermann, Robert P. // Paint & Coatings Industry;Oct98, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p202 

    Describes the basic principles of surface-tension measurement and its practical use in coatings development. Definition of surface tension; Equipment and devices used in surface-tension measurement; Capillary action method of measuring; Oscillating jet method.

  • CWRU plans $26M building merger for science center. Cook, Bob // Crain's Cleveland Business;9/16/96, Vol. 17 Issue 38, p1 

    Reports on Cleveland, Ohio-based Case Western Reserve University's plans to spend $26 million on a new science center. Facility description; Funding schemes.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics