Topics in Science & Technology

The Coatings Science Foundation holds a broad definition of the field of Science & Technology of Coatings. The field combines a wide variety of disciplines in chemistry and physics and includes:

  • Polymer chemistry and physics
  • Colloid chemistry and physics
  • Surface and Interface chemistry and physics
  • Organic coatings, thin films and inks
  • Film formation, crosslinking and curing technologies
  • Coating binders, pigments and performance additives
  • Nano-structuring, organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Characterization of coatings and thin films on molecular, nanoscale and macroscale levels
  • Application techniques

A broad spectrum of different applications and concepts is targeted in this conference:

  • Automotive coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Industrial metal and wood coatings
  • Powder coatings
  • Water-borne coatings
  • Radiation curing coatings (UV/EB)
  • Functional coatings
    • anti-fouling coatings
    • anti-corrosion coatings
    • conductive coatings and thin films (inclusive electronics)
  • Future concepts: “smart coatings”
    • stimuli-response coatings
    • hygienic coatings
    • biomedical coatings
    • photocatalytic coatings
    • self-cleaning coatings
    • self-healing coatings
    • self-assembling polymers / coatings