Special Issue "Design and Characterization of Materials for Different Industrial Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: color technology; color science; gonioappearace; special-effect pigments; visual perception
The hybrid and multi-scale management of materials and products is an interesting and very demanding topic, due to its increasing and functional usage in various industrial sectors. In this context, nanostructured hybrid pigments play an important role, due to their performance and functionality, for instance, in paints for thermosolar energy devices, or in colored bionanocomposites. Thus, by properly combining natural dyes and nanoclays with biopolymers, or in water-based paints, cosmetics, etc., this is an important milestone in securing the integral benefits in society of the bioeconomy and circular economy. On the other hand, 3D printing is another important challenge when considering the new technologies already on the market (UV-cured liquid resin, or powder). Therefore, there are many open questions to be considered: the development of materials with new advanced functionalities; the use of new raw materials (natural dyes; nanoclays) to obtain new filament with different performance; to evaluate the color reproduction performance and the translucency, gloss and surface texture of these materials.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to raise awareness of some of the advances of these topics:
- Hybrid pigment feasibility for new bioeconomy and conventional applications;
- Functional colored nanomaterials;
- New biomaterials with innovative functionalities through 3D-printing;
- Pigment synthesis and product performance optimization for 3D printing;
- Color reproduction performance in 3D printing;
- Color perception of 3D objects;
- Statistical design of experiments (DoE) to define the factors affecting the total visual appearance (color, surface texture, gloss) in 3D printing;
- Color difference evaluation between 3D Color Objects
Dr. Esther Perales
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- hybrid pigments
- functional materials
- 3D color reproduction
- 3D color perception