Special Issue "Binders, Pigments, Dyes and Additives"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 October 2018).
Interests: air-drying paints and coatings; application of coordination compounds in polymer science; infrared and Raman spectroscopy; EPR spectroscopy
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Special Issue in Coatings: Paints and Paint Additives
It is my pleasure to introduce a new Special Issue of Coatings entitled “Binders, Pigments, Dyes and Additives”. It is dedicated to highlight new developments in paints, lacquers and varnishes. These coating systems have undergone great evolution in last few decades mainly due to special requirements of end-users and legislation. A quest for lowering emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) could be taken as an example of the pressure on paint producers, which led to great developments of high-solid and water-borne alternatives to traditional solvent-borne formulations. Movements in the field are, of course, not restricted only to solvents and binders but also to pigments, dyes, driers, antioxidants and other additives of commercial paints. Traditional decorative and protective role of pigments is often supplemented with special functions (e.g., self-cleaning and biocide properties). Moreover, many toxic components of industrial and household formulations are replaced by more eco-friendly alternatives (e.g., cobalt-free driers and ketoxime-free antiskinning agents). This Special Issue provides a privileged platform to publish original research articles focused on the most recent findings in the field related to paints, lacquers and varnishes. Contributions on synthesis, characterization, properties and application of binders, pigments, dyes, driers, antioxidants as well as further additives are particularly welcome.
Prominent researchers in the field from both academia and industry are invited to contribute review articles summarizing the status of the topic and providing a vision for the future.
In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Formulations with low VOC content;
- Pigments and dyes for decorative and protective coatings;
- High-performance formulations;
- Paints systems with self-cleaning, self-healing and depollution properties;
- Cobalt-free driers suitable for air-drying paints;
- Biocides, surfactants, coalescing agents, rheology modifiers and other additives.
Dr. Jan Honzíček
Manuscript Submission Information
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