Development of Polymer Materials as Functional Coatings

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Membranes and Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024 | Viewed by 44

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Dear Colleagues,

Polymer materials stand out as the predominant choice for crafting functional coatings with exceptional properties. They play a pivotal role in enhancing the performance, longevity, and aesthetics of diverse materials and surfaces, including mechanical rigidity, durability, resistance (to chemicals, heat, UV light, etc.), and functionality (optical, electrical, magnetic, electrochemical, thermal, waterproofing, adhesive, etc.). They have found wide applications, encompassing abrasion- and scratch-resistance coatings, optical coatings, barrier coatings, corrosion-resistance coatings, antibacterial coatings, electrically conductive coatings, self-cleaning coatings (superhydrophilic and superhydrophobic), heat-resistance coatings, flame-retardant coatings, and more.

In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions that investigate the design and synthesis of innovative polymers and/or nanocomposites as coating materials, along with the exploration of new fabrication strategies to achieve optimal coatings. We also welcome the application of functional coatings in optical, electrical, electrochemical, mechanical devices, and many more.

Dr. BeiBei Jiang
Guest Editor

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  • polymer
  • nanocomposites
  • functional coating
  • coating strategies and methods

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