Traditionally coatings are made to protect and to color an object. Nowadays coatings can also be made to have more functionalities.
They can be self-cleaning or self-healing for example.
Sarina Massman uses biobased waste material in her research for a more sustainable coating which may have more functionalities.
These coatings should at least be as good as the coatings we currently use.
Listen to the interview with André van Linden from AkzoNobel and Sarina Massman (RUG) during our lustrum event in 2021.