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High Throughput and High Output Experimentation for Standardized and Accelerated Coatings Development

Annie Schnyder, Alejandro Perez

Abstract


Coatings have experienced major improvements during the last few decades. Manufacturers are continuously challenged to deliver novel and optimized products that fulfill the customer’s needs. New and advanced functionalities have been developed through the years, introducing more and more diverse and efficient components, resins and additives. A good example is the so-called high-performance coatings. Expectations increase, new and more demanding functionalities are already under study, smart coatings and functional surfaces apply to virtually every industry. The paint and coatings industry additionally faces significant challenges from the increasingly thorough regulations. More efficient integral processes are demanded in order to speed up the development, but minimizing the environmental impact (Figure 1).

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