Nano technology products for surface coating

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Dr. Swapan Ghosh’s Message on Technologies, SSPC 2013

In today’s economy the coating industry has faced challenges because of globalization, outsourcing, and the changing business climate. Liberalization of economy has ensured that each and every competition has to be fought at a global scale. The initiatives to implement strict regulations from Europe, US and the price-cost squeeze from fast developing Asian economies are two prime sources of pressure from the global market. We cannot afford to be complacent about being just good in our local market. We must be one of the best in the world in the chosen area. To be one of the best in our field requires us to think differently. To begin with, we must believe that we can be so. And then, we must act to be so. There are also significant advances in the science and technology globally and increasing innovative demands being made by the customers can really make your head spin. The list of products choices for end users is seemingly endless, but it is nothing compared to the list of requirements that suppliers and manufacturers must take into account when formulating products. Most of the simple problems are solved, now, either one has to deal with more complex problems than ever or to find out the alternate use of the known answers. In an overall research perspective innovation based on traditional technology, solvent free process, metal surface modification, more use of bio degradable polymers, research on non-food uses of crops aiming to promote the use of agricultural crop products in industries, increase the useable life of the product could be the suggested routes for sustainable ‘green’ development.

Further to add nano technology is one of the key themes for this century. That day is not far off when every second product being developed will be influenced by nano-technology. Bio-mimicked smart functionality is another sustainable path forward for paint and coating industries, e.g., self-cleaning, self-healing, stimuli responsive, self-stratifying etc. are already in demand.

SSPC is committed to provide a platform to Indian paint and coating industries to decide the technology as well as business path forward in a continuously changed scenario in global perspective.

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