A coating plays an important role in determining a product’s commercial viability. A coating, or thin film, may help determine whether a product is successful in the marketplace. Coatings and thin films, often produced by depositing a liquid film on a solid substrate, are of significant industrial importance, and they are used in a large number of products.
Coating products are the first line defense in the control of wear and rust. The producers of industrial coatings are faced with a key challenge: develop new coatings and processes that are economically competitive. Such processes must use as little material as possible, and yet result in defect-free coatings. Moreover, they must achieve this goal without creating an adverse impact on the environment.
Another issue: some manufacturers would like to find ways to economically extend the fatigue lives of gears and bearings. Coatings offer the opportunity to engineer surfaces to extend the fatigue lives of mechanical components.
With these concerns in mind, SBI has published a new technical report: Advances in Coatings and Surface Modification Technology. This new report analyzes several scientific and technological advances that have been achieved and which are leading toward new applications for industrial coatings and thin films. With this report, you’ll get an advanced look at key developments in the field of surface modification.
What You’ll Get in this Report Advances in Coatings and Surface Modification Technology provides unique insights into new developments in advanced coating and thin film research undertaken at universities, companies and government research labs worldwide. This information will help you gain ground against competitors when it comes to optimizing the science of surface modification and applying it to develop new products or reformulate old ones. This report reviews significant technical developments in the field, discussing potential applications for each area of research and its status of development. You'll also learn how to take advantage of many of these technologies, either through licensing or other collaborations.
The report looks at advances in the following sectors: