Special Issue "Paints and Paint Additives"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 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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The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Antonios N. Papadopoulos et al.
Abstract: Nanotechnology, an attractive science, seems to have a remarkable potential in producing new generation materials with enhanced properties. The term “nano” is usually referred to materials with dimensions less than 100 nm. Nanomaterials have a high surface–volume ratio that enables them to show greater activities in surface-related phenomena compared to bulky systems with an identical mass.The change in material properties is primarily due to the large interfacial area, which is developed per unit of volume, since the level of added particles is reduced to nanometers. Nanomaterials enhance the properties of the original material, show a great compatibility with the traditional materials, and cause a limited alteration of their original features. Nanotechnology is being developed for a great variety of applications, from medical uses to material behavior improvement, like wood and wood products. Studies on the application of nanotechnology in wood science are mainly focused on the dimensional stability and resistance to attack by microorganisms. The main advantage of applying nanotechnology in wood science is the unique ability of the nanoparticles to penetrate deeply into wood substrates. It is well-established that the cell wall of wood shows a porosity of molecular scale dimensions. The small-sized nanoparticles can easily, effectively, and deeply penetrate into the wood, to alter its surface chemistry, and to improve its properties, therefore resulting in a hyper-performance product. In addition, a complete penetration and a uniform distribution can be achieved if the size of the nanoparticles is smaller than the diameter of the pits in the wood cell wall.