Growing production volume of electronic devices and demand for high quality and durable gadgets create the need for identifying coating systems that help improve the performance of electronics. Conformal coatings that help cover printed circuit boards from visual inspection, self-healing coatings to protect glass displays, and superhydrophobic coatings for handheld gadgets have high adoption potential in the electronics industry. Research into the performance of various coating materials, and use of nanoparticles to enhance the properties of coating systems are expected key trends in future.
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.