Special Issue "Coatings from Renewable Resources"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Prof. Dr. Mark D. Soucek
Department of Polymer Engineering, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA
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Interests: latexes; powder coatings; uv-curable powder coatings; kinetic and reaction mechanism studies of crosslinkers for coatings; protective space coatings; high solids and water-reducible alkyds; uv-curable coatings; inorganic/organic hybrid coatings; coatings from renewable resources; auto-oxidative curing mechanism of drying oils; plasma deposition of high performance coatings; corrosion resistant polyurethane coatings
Scope of this Special Issue is on coatings derived from renewable resources, this includes: Biomass derived starting materials, and recycled or degraded materials used in any part of the coating. Renewable derived materials represents a smaller carbon footprint, as well as an extended lifetime extending in some cases the cradle-to-grave cycle, in such as way that improves the coatings sustainability.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Oil based coating materials
- Other biomass derived coatings materials: eel grass, carbohydrates, PLAs, chitosan, protein, etc., used for coatings
- Recycled polymers used for coatings
- Fermented or bacertially derived materials used for coatings
Prof. Dr. Mark D. Soucek
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