Smart coatings — those that change and adapt based on their environment — have a variety of applications in the coatings industry.
Smart coatings examples
- Photochromic eyeglass lenses that darken in response to sunlight
- Hydrophobic coatings that repel water similar to the surface of the lotus leaf
- Hydrophilic below-waterline marine coatings with cellulosic materials that slough off over time and reduce biofouling adherence
To help you getting started in smart coating formulations, we gathered a glossary of some core concepts and terms here.
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