Sustainable Technology Solutions – Natural rubber to replace plasticized PVC in exterior durable application – A case study by NZ Product Accelerator model of engagement of supply chain partners

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Rigid PVC is flexibilized by the addition of plasticizers such as phthalates to obtain the properties of elastomers. These plasticizers in the polymer matrix are not covalently bound to the main polymer chain, which makes [...]

Impact of spray-casting height and pressure on durability and superhydrophobicity of nanocomposite coatings

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Recently, researchers introduced a new technique to fabricate superhydrophobic coatings by spray-casting polymer-nanoparticle suspensions using an air-atomizing nozzle. Upon thermosetting, the deposited polymer networks crosslink to form a durable, superhydrophobic nanocomposite coating. However, while the [...]