Preparation of transparent and hydrophobic coatings for glass and aluminium surfaces

Surface properties are important benchmarks which effect appearance, end of use of a material. Many surfaces can be modified by using different coatings that have been developed according to the surface properties needed for the end use of the materials. Being able to modify surfaces in order to meet the properties we need provides many advantages. For these reasons coatings for surface modification is a top topic and developed continually. In the light of developing nanotechnology and material science coatings has reached advanced levels. By means of nanotechnology special coatings can be developed. Anti-fog, self-cleaning, anti-bacterial, anti-graffiti coatings, anti-fingerprint coatings, scratch and abrasion resistant coatings, corrosion resistant coatings, UV resistant coatings, non-flammable coatings can be counted in outstanding nanotechnology coatings. The common feature of most of these coatings is to render hydrophobic property in order to serve desired functions.
Duration: 22:20
Speaker: Bilgen Arikan
Company: Yildiz Technical University
Conference: European Coatings Congress
Session: Nanotechnology
Location: Nürnberg
Date: 21.04.2015