Functional Coatings

Energy consumption impacts not only costs, but sustainability. Reducing energy consumption, therefore, reduces costs and lowers greenhouse gas emissions. The coatings industry is helping to reduce energy consumption in many ways. Manufacturers are developing more efficient processes for the production...

Coatings protect and beautify our homes, cars, appliances, and personal electronic devices. They also help consumer brand manufacturers market their products to us. Packaging coatings help differentiate products through the use of color and design. For some products, coatings go...

The urban heat island effect can be a real problem for major cities in warmer climates. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the annual mean air temperature of a city with 1 million people or more can be 1.8–5.4°F...

Traditional dry-erase boards for home use are made of inexpensive melamine, and larger boards for office use are generally manufactured with expensive heavy glass or porcelain. As a result, dry-erase boards are generally only formed as rectangular flat boards or...

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