Emerging Technologies

This is one of my favorite issues of PCI – our Emerging Technologies issue. While many of our articles and news stories throughout the year feature promising new technologies, this issue really focuses on the topic.

Information on new research comes in to us daily. One recent item that I found particularly interesting was an article by Darren Quick at www.gizmag.com. The article, titled Graphene Coating Makes Copper Almost 100 Times More Corrosion-Resistant, features research from Monash and Rice Universities. Using chemical vapor deposition, scientists applied a graphene coating to copper and tested it in saline water. The results showed resistance to corrosion almost 100 times that of untreated copper. The researchers are now performing tests to see if they can obtain similar results with other metals. You can read the full article at www.gizmag.com/graphene-metal-corrosion/24434/.

This issue of PCI covers emerging technologies in a number of ways. New this year is our Emerging Technologies News department. Associate Editor, Karen Parker, has compiled an impressive array of news articles on coatings research being done at both the university and industry level, including an immobilized liquid film that tricks bacteria into thinking they have nowhere to attach and grow, and a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface. More detailed information on each news item is available at www.pcimag.com.

Also featured this month are Emerging Technology Profiles from a variety of companies. Be sure to page through this advertorial section to see what these companies are up to. We also have several feature articles that discuss truly innovative coatings technologies. Cristal has developed the next level of innovative ultrafine TiO2 applications to control atmospheric pollution. Charles Ross discusses a new approach one customer used to achieve better safety, reduce waste and improve milling performance. Bio-based raw materials are certainly a hot topic, and our articles from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and CelluComp are directed at this area of research. Vijay Mannari, one of the authors of the EMU paper, has been selected for this year’s prestigious “Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award” for his work on bio-based materials. The award was given to him at the Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Detroit on October 26th.

The possibilities really do seem endless when you learn about all of this new research and the potential benefits it can bring.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to PCI Magazine.

Recent Articles by Kristin Johansson

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Coatings Trends & Technologies 2012

This event took place September 11-12, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago in Oak Brook, IL. CTT is a 1 1/2-day, comprehensive program that covers the most current coatings technology in short, informative technical sessions, and provides a resource-rich exhibition area for formulators, chemists and raw materials suppliers to make meaningful connections and conduct business.


PCI Magazine

pci march 2015

2015 March

Our March issue focuses on wood coatings, UV/EB technology and equipment, and corrosion-control and other industrial coatings systems.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Coatings Supplier

When selecting a coatings supplier, what is most important to you?
View Results Poll Archive


PCI Additives Reference Guide

Encyclopedia of information on the properties and uses of coatings additives.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedIngoogle plus

Virtual Brochures

PageCollageClick on the Virtual Brochures page to view multiple categories that list downloadable product literature from leading industry suppliers.