Significant breakthroughs in coating technologies toward their application in personal care, food and beverages packaging are seen to be driving the advanced coatings and surface technologies business. Developments in coatings with reduced viscosity and low VOC (volatile organic compound) content for applications in products which are to be used extensively are the key to drive environmental challenges. Coatings that are recyclable and reduce the consumption of raw materials such as aluminum films are gaining importance. Further, developing coatings for preventing the growth and accumulation of harmful microorganisms is a key research focus. Also, the development of bisphenol-A (BPA)-free coatings is gaining prominence due to growing concerns among consumers about the ill effects on health and due to stricter government regulations. The innovations profiled in this issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE are recent research innovations that are focused toward sustainability in advanced coatings and surface technologies.