Active coatings utilizing encapsulation technologies

Juha Nikkola, Saila Jämsä, Sanna Virtanen, Jani Pelto, Ulla Kanerva, Lasse Makkonen, Amar Mahiout

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The VTT-Aalto-FIOH-IST joint RESCOAT (Novel Responsive Surfaces based on Active Hybrid Coatings Utilizing Encapsulation Technologies) project focuses on the development of novel active and responsive surfaces based on paint and thin coatings with encapsulated active agents. The developed polymeric or silica capsules are either slowly releasing or responsive to the external stimulus. The active agents in the capsules may have different functionalities being e.g. flame retardants, biocides, self-healers, antifreezers. By combining and further developing the existing know-how of coating and encapsulation technologies, the project aims to provide feasible functional solutions against e.g. biofouling, flare-up (delayed), wearing and scratches (self-healing) or ice nucleation. The developed coating and encapsulation technologies increase competitiveness of the products especially in the fields of construction, processing, electronic devices, machinery, infrastructure and transportation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEKES Functional Materials Summer Festival 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventTEKES Functional Materials Summer Festival 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 29 May 201230 May 2012


SeminarTEKES Functional Materials Summer Festival 2012


  • active coatings
  • encapsulation
  • controlled release

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    Nikkola, J., Jämsä, S., Virtanen, S., Pelto, J., Kanerva, U., Makkonen, L., & Mahiout, A. (2012). Active coatings utilizing encapsulation technologies. In TEKES Functional Materials Summer Festival 2012 TEKES.