This first book to concentrate on providing a concise, representative overview of polymer microencapsulation for novel organic coatings and all its chemical and engineering aspects collates the literature hitherto spread out among journals in various disciplines. It covers all the important methods for carrying out microencapsulations, including in situ polymerization, phase separation, emulsification, grinding and spray drying. The result is a solid, introduction from first-hand practitioners working in industry and research institutions for newcomers to the field. It is equally vital reading for professionals already active in the area needing to stay abreast of developments.
Dr. Swapan Kumar Ghosh is Research Engineer at Arcelor Innovation R & D, OCAS N.V. in Zelzate, Belgium, since 2002. His research work focuses on polymer synthesis by emulsion polymerizations, microencapsulation, organic-inorganic hybrids, nanoparticle and nanotechnology, conductive polymers and combinatorial coating technology. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 in Polymer Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, then spent two postdoc years at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Polymer Chemistry Department and Laboratory of Coating Technology, respectively. Apart from various other awards and scholarships, he received the first prize in the national essay competition of the Indian Thermal Analysis Society , Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India and obtained a Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Government Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in 1999.
Preface. List of Contributors. 1 Functional Coatings and Microencapsulation: A General Perspective (Swapan Kumar Ghosh). 1.1 An Overview of Coatings and Paints. 1.2 Classification of Coating Properties. 1.3 What are Functional Coatings. 1.4 Types and Application of Functional Coatings. 1.5 Microencapsulation. 1.6 Microcapsules. 1.7 Morphology of Microcapsules. 1.8 Benefits of Microencapsulation. 1.9 Microencapsulation Techniques. 1.10 Enhancing Coating Functionalities with Microcapsules. 1.11 Conclusions. 2 Encapsulation Through (Mini)Emulsion Polymerization (Katharina Landfester). 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 The Miniemulsion Process. 2.3 Different Polymers for the Formation of Nanocapsules in Miniemulsions. 2.4 Nanocapsule Particles by Miniemulsion Technologies. 2.5 Nanocapsules with Non-Radical Polymerizations in Miniemulsion. 2.6 Conclusions. 3 Microcapsules through Layer-by-Layer Assembly Technique (Christophe Dejugnat, Dmitry G. Shchukin, and Gleb B. Sukhorukov). 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Responsive Multilayers on Planar Substrates. 3.3 Microcapsules. 3.4 Composite Polyelectrolyte/Inorganic Microcapsules. 3.5 Conclusions and Outlook. 4 Polymer Encapsulation of Inorganic Particles (Elodie Bourgeat-Lami and Etienne Duguet). 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Background Knowledge of Heterophase Polymerization Processes. 4.3 Inorganic Particles. 4.4 Polymer Encapsulation of Inorganic Particles. 4.5 Organic/Inorganic Particle Morphology. 4.6 Properties and Applications. 4.7 Conclusions and Future Challenges. 5 Microencapsulation of Liquid Active Agents (Parshuram G. Shukla). 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Microencapsulation Methods. 5.3 Characterization of Microcapsules. 5.4 Microcapsules with Desired Release Patterns. 5.5 Applications. 5.6 Conclusions. 6 Core-Shell Systems Based on Intrinsically Conductive Polymers and their Coating Applications (Swapan Kumar Ghosh). 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Intrinsically Conducting Polymers. 6.3 Synthesis of ICPs. 6.4 Processing of ICPs. 6.5I CP-Based Core-Shell Particles. 6.6 Conductive Coatings with Core-Shell Particles. 6.7 Applications of ICP-Based Materials. 6.8 Conclusions. 7 Smart Textiles Using Microencapsulation Technology (Marc Van Parys). 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Why Use Microencapsulation Technology? 7.3 Preparation and Application of Microcapsules. 7.4 Commercially Available Microcapsules. 7.5 Application Procedures of Microcapsules on Textile Substrates. 7.6 Smart End-Uses of Microencapsulated Textile Substrates. 7.7 New Developments and Future Perspectives: Smart Coatings. 8 Encapsulations Through the Sol-Gel Technique and their Applications in Functional Coatings (Isabel van Driessche and Serge Hoste). 8.1 An Outlook on Coatings and Paints. 8.2 Rationale for the Use of Sol-Gel Chemistries. 8.3 Historical Evaluation of Sol-Gel Encapsulation. 8.4 Sol-Gel Chemistries. 8.5 Applications. 8.6 Conclusions and Outlook on Future Fundamental Developments. 9 Electrolytic Co-Deposition of Polymer-Encapsulated (Microencapsulated) Particles (Zhu Liqun). 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 The Preparation of Microcapsules. 9.3 Description and Different Parameters for Electrolytic Co-Deposition Techniques. 9.4 The Electrodeposition Mechanism of Composite Plating Coating Containing Microcapsules. 9.5 Properties of Microcapsules Containing Composite Coatings. 9.6 The Controlled-Release Rule of Microcapsules in Coatings. 9.7 Prospects. Index.