Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Truly eco-friendly paints

May 4th, 2005

Truly eco-friendly paints

Abstract:
Ecology Coatings, a privately held company based in Akron, Ohio, U.S., has come out with path-breaking eco-friendly paint formulations which are comprised of 100 per cent solid material, use no carriers but which are fluid enough to be easily sprayed.

These coatings are composed of oligomers (which flow better than resins) and reactive diluents, as well as pigments, fillers, curing agents, and additives. Reactive diluents, also known as monomers, lower the viscosity of the coating enough for application.

The secret of Ecology's paints is nano-engineering. The 100 per cent solids coatings use a combination of nanoparticles combined with microparticles. Such an arrangement packs space very densely, resulting in superior hardness and water resistance. Ecology's coatings have excellent adhesion and abrasion resistance.

Source:
hindu.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

Ecology Coatings

Related News Press

Products

STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market January 2nd, 2017

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries November 18th, 2016

STMicroelectronics’ Semiconductor Chips Contribute to Connected Toothbrush from Oral-B That Sees What You Don’t: Microcontroller and Accelerometer help brushers clean their teeth more effectively October 4th, 2016

Particle Works launches range of high quality magnetic nanoparticles August 31st, 2016

Announcements

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones August 17th, 2017

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material August 16th, 2017

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors: Researchers discover that fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves August 16th, 2017

Environment

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material August 16th, 2017

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

New approach on research and design for CQD catalysts in World Scientific NANO August 2nd, 2017

Magnetized viruses attack harmful bacteria: Rice, China team uses phage-enhanced nanoparticles to kill bacteria that foul water treatment systems August 2nd, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project