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Since 2019, the world is facing one of the most significant pandemic in its history and there is an increasing need to develop innovative antimicrobial, antiviral and/or antibacterial coatings. These coatings prevent microbial growth as well as the proliferation of harmful bacteria and viruses on...

Thermosensitive polymers are a class of “smart” materials that have the ability to respond to a change in temperature. Such polymers are uncommon as they are soluble in water at low temperature and become non-soluble when increasing the temperature (...

The number of applications where coatings are required are tremendous and the constant need for higher performances make this technology at the forefront of the innovation. Coatings are dedicated to protect the substrate from various external stresses such as ice, heat, electricity, UV, corrosion, erosion,...

SPECIFIC POLYMERS research activity mainly focus on organic polymers based materials. Nevertheless, the problematic of interactions between organic and inorganic matters has been the subject of numerous studies. Indeed, in most of the cases, the chemical nature of interaction between the inorganic particles and the...

Research on flame retardancy of polymeric materials as well as developing architecturally designed flame retardant polymers has experienced a tremendous upward trend in the last decade. (...

Biodegradable polymers are of great current interest for many applications. Such degradable polymers are important for the future of sustainable polymers and plastics, e.g. to resolve materials’ end-of-life and find recyclability routes. (...