Articles Featured in the July 2017
Journal of Coatings Technology and Research

The July issue of Journal of Coatings Technology and Research (Vol. 14, No. 7, 2017) has been released. This special issue features papers from the 2016 Coatings Science International (COSI) Conference, held June 27–July 1, 2016 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands,  as well as a number of articles profiling the latest in coatings technology. Included in the issue and available for free access during the months of August and September on www.springer.com/materials/surfaces+interfaces/journal/11998 are the following titles (with COSI papers highlighted with an asterisk) :

*Fully bio-based aliphatic thermoset polyesters via self-catalyzed self-condensation of multifunctional epoxy monomers directly extracted from natural sources—Samer Nameer and Mats Johansson

*Simulations and experimental investigation of paint film leveling—Fabian Seeler, Christian Hager, Oliver Tiedje, and Matthias Schneider

*Novel renewable alkyd resins based on imide structures—Cor Koning, Aad Lansbergen, Fokelien Koldijk, Hans Hendriks, Alwin Papegaaij, Reinier Smabers, Paul Buijsen, Coen Gehrels, Bart Reuvers, and Jan Herrema

*Biocoatings: challenges to expanding the functionality of waterborne latex coatings by incorporating concentrated living microorganisms—Michael C. Flickinger, Oscar I. Bernal, Mark J. Schulte, Jessica Jenkins Broglie, Christopher J. Duran, Adam Wallace, Charles B. Mooney, and Orlin D. Velev

*Self-healing through microencapsulated agents for protective coatings—Claus Schreiner, Sabine Scharf, Volkmar Stenzel, and Albert Rössler

*Reflective properties of hollow microspheres in cool roof coatings—Olof Sandin, Jan Nordin, and Magnus Jonsson

*Preparation, characterization, and analysis of anti-corrosion subsea coatings—X.X. Duan, T. Parris, A. Kazlauciunas, and J. Guthrie

*Effective incorporation of ZnO nanoparticles by miniemulsion polymerization in waterborne binders for steel corrosion protection—Stefano Chimenti, Jesús Manuel Vega, Miren Aguirre, Eva García-Lecina, José Antonio Díez, Hans-Jurgen Grande, María Paulis, and Jose Ramon Leiza

*Anticorrosive behavior study by localized electrochemical techniques of sol–gel coatings loaded with smart nanocontainers—C. Zea, J. Alcántara, R. Barranco-García, J. Simancas, M. Morcillo, and D. de la Fuente

*Biobased UV-curable coatings based on itaconic acid—Sara Brännström, Eva Malmström, and Mats Johansson

*Performance of the silicon carbide coating under erosion wear by erosion by solid particles—M. Vite-Torres, Z. Martínez-Arriero, E.A. Gallardo-Hernández, C. Sedano-de la Rosa, M.D. Castillo-Sánchez, and C. Lasorsa

*Hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with phosphomolybdate as smart anticorrosive pigment—C. Zea, R. Barranco-García, J. Alcántara, B. Chico, M. Morcillo, and D. de la Fuente

*Alternative corrosion protection pretreatments for aluminum alloys—A.F. Carreira, A.M. Pereira, E.P. Vaz, A.M. Cabral, T. Ghidini, L. Pigliaru, and T. Rohr

Kinetics of photodegradation and nanoparticle surface accumulation of a nanosilica/epoxy coating exposed to UV light—Hsiang-Chun Hsueh, Deborah S. Jacobs, Justin M. Gorham, Savelas A. Rabb, Lee L. Yu, Chun-Chieh Tien, Tinh Nguyen, and Lipiin Sung

A rapid quantitative protocol for measuring carbon nanotube degree of dispersion in a waterborne epoxy–amine matrix material—Greg W. Curtzwiler, Brian Greenhoe, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, Eric B. Williams, Monoj Pramanik, Jeffery S. Wiggins, and James W. Rawlins

Synthesis and characterization of waterborne epoxy derived from epoxidized soybean oil and bioderived C-36 dicarboxylic acid—Sukanya Pradhan, Priyanka Pandey, Smita Mohanty, and Sanjay K. Nayak

Spray-assisted layer-by-layer assembly of decorated PEI/PAA films: morphological, growth and mechanical behavior—Eduardo Ortega, Genaro Zavala, M. A. Gracia-Pinilla, E. de Casas, V. Guzman, and J.-Luis Menchaca

Crosslinked main-chain-type polybenzoxazine coatings for corrosion protection of mild steel—Xin Lu, Yan Liu, Wenfei Zhang, Xueying Zhang, Changlu Zhou, and Zhong Xin

Influence of pH in the synthesis of ferric tannate pigment for application in antifouling coatings—Rafael S. Peres, Ariane V. Zmozinski, Juan A. Moreno-Martínez, Elaine Armelin, Carlos Alemán, and Carlos A. Ferreira

The 2017 COSI Conference was recently held in Noordwijk and proceedings from that conference will be featured in a future edition of JCTR.