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.
|Title of host publication||TEKES Functional Materials Summer Festival 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|MoE publication type||D3 Professional conference proceedings|
|Event||TEKES Functional Materials Summer Festival 2012 - Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 29 May 2012 → 30 May 2012
|Seminar||TEKES Functional Materials Summer Festival 2012|
|Period||29/05/12 → 30/05/12|
- active coatings
- controlled release
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.