There is a growing requirement from the marine, oil and gas industries for coating components of complex machines operating in harsh conditions to protect their surfaces from wear, corrosion, and hydrogen embrittlement. This is driving the development of wear resistant and corrosion resistant coatings. These coatings can extend the components' shelf life, reduce maintenance cost, and maintain optimum performance of machinery.
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: Surface coating, wear, corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, high resistant surface coating