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Self-cleaning coatings

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Abstract

This review summarises the key topics in the field of self-cleaning coatings, concentrating on the materials that have been used in commercial applications and recent research that aims to improve these materials. Hydrophobic and hydrophilic coatings are discussed, and the various mechanisms of self-cleaning are described and related to the material properties of the coatings. Although several multinational companies have released products incorporating self-cleaning coatings, there remains much potential in this field.

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Submitted
19 Aug 2004
Accepted
15 Nov 2004
First published
22 Dec 2004

J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 1689-1695
Article type
Application

Self-cleaning coatings

I. P. Parkin and R. G. Palgrave, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 1689
DOI: 10.1039/B412803F

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