Ultraviolet (UV) curable coating helps reduce the negative environmental impact as it negates the need for solvent evaporation. It also retains the coating thickness and helps in maintaining the coating's functionality. UV coatings have a high potential to replace conventional water and solvent-based thermal drying processes; as higher productivity, better product quality and performance, and environment-friendly products and processes are key requirements in the coating industry.
The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints.
The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries.
Keywords: UV curing, UV curable coatings, eco-friendly coatings