Special Issue "Paints and Paint Additives"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: air-drying paints and coatings; application of coordination compounds in polymer science; infrared and Raman spectroscopy; EPR spectroscopy
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It is my pleasure to introduce a new Special Issue of Coatings entitled “Paints and Paint Additives”. This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting new developments in the fields of protective and decorative paints. These coating systems have undergone a great evolution in the last few decades, mainly due to special requirements of end-users and legislation. A quest for “greener” paint formulations, complying with the expectation of a low level of volatile organic solvent (VOC) emissions, has led to great developments of high-solid and water-borne binders for the industrial and do-it-yourself market. The movements in the field are, of course, not restricted only to elimination of solvents and other raw materials (e.g., toxic pigments and additives) and their replacement with ecologically sustainable alternatives but also to advanced paints with special functions (e.g., self-cleaning and self-healing properties). 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 preparation, characterization, properties and application of new binders, pigments, additives, as well as their formulations 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 topic of interest includes but is not limited to:
- High solid binders and formulations;
- Binders and additives for latex paints;
- Pigments for protective and decorative coatings;
- Paint formulations with self-cleaning, self-healing and depollution properties;
- Replacement of raw materials with ecologically sustainable alternatives;
- The use of renewable feedstocks in the paint industry;
- Additives for high-performance paints.
Dr. Jan Honzíček
Manuscript Submission Information
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