To create a truly smart coating you need to start with smart additives. Like a good cook you need the best ingredients. The expertise of paint and coating manufacturers resides in the formulation of good and reliable products to serve their customers. They are not in the game of developing new raw materials but rely on their suppliers to bring them innovative ideas and products.
The knowledge and innovation required for the development of truly new smart additives often lies outside of the paint and coatings industry. Ceramisphere’s innovation and addition to this market (i.e. matrix encapsulation) originates from the nuclear and pharmaceutical industries, leveraging technology utilized in one area and making it applicable to another.