Materials & Coatings

Coatings & Adhesives

Browse the latest news and technical briefs that explore coatings and adhesives. Access the coatings and adhesive applications used in military, aerospace, medical devices, and automotive.

Latest Briefs & News

Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: March 2021
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.
A potential boon to green manufacturing, the new glue saves on energy, time, and space.
A chemical process converts polyethylene plastic into a strong, valuable adhesive.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Copolymer Removes Toxins from Water

Researchers have demonstrated that they can attract, capture, and destroy perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of federally regulated substances nicknamed “the forever...

Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
The hard “coin,” could be used to make super-strength metal coatings or larger industrial components.
The non-contact method of curing leads to adhesives that can be activated on demand.
Podcasts: Materials
Here's an Idea: RepelWrap
Learn how RepelWrap began, and how the material can fend off drug-resistant bacteria, from MRSA to coronaviruses.
RadiBond technology, based on nanometer-thin coatings, provides ultra-strong and ultra-tight bonding between metals and plastics.
Briefs: Aerospace
Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials
This process breaks the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: December 2020
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Read all about this year's "Create the Future" winner: A transparent flexible film called "RepelWrap."

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

The RepelWrap inventors explain why their product is especially valuable as the world confronts a pandemic like COVID-19.
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Janus Particles Improve Paints and Coatings
Other applications include cosmetics, 3D printing, and drug formulations.
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
On-Demand Webinars: Materials
New Anti-Friction Coating for Metal Gaskets

As the need for environmental protection increases, auto manufacturers are forced to develop engines that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. Besides electrification, engine downsizing is a common method used to help achieve this goal, but smaller engines require materials that can...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Using Silicon for Battery Anodes
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
For nearly 50 years, engineers in the electronics, aerospace, defense, medical device, and transportation industries have relied on Parylene coatings.

The reliability of critical components, systems, and devices takes top priority in today’s healthcare environment. With the continued development of highly sophisticated...

Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Liquid-Repelling Substance Works on All Surfaces
The new coating can eliminate complex disinfectant procedures for protective face shields.
This eye-on-a-chip can help treatment of dry eye disease.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Cost-Effective Printed Sensors for the IoT/IIoT
With accelerated time from design to production, specialized foil sensor arrays will be expanding to many new areas.
Tech Talks: Aerospace
Ultra-Thin, Lightweight, Waterproof Coatings for Unmanned Vehicles

Used extensively in the aerospace industry, ultra-thin and lightweight Parylene conformal coatings provide dependable protection in extreme environmental conditions for components used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) while adding little dimension and mass. Parylenes...

This coating could lead to safely reusable personal protective equipment.

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