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The Formulation Science and Technology interest group (FST) of the Royal Society of Chemistry organised a conference on Formulating Functional Films and Coatings.  You can relive the conference through the presentations and the recording available on the session pages - Morning Session, Poster Session, Afternoon Session.  See the menu on the right for Poster Abstract Submission, Programme, Posters and Registration.

This was held in Online on Wednesday August 19th 2020

This conference was the third in an occassional series, following FFFC in 2015 and FFFC2 in 2019.

There is a lot of talk about smart and functional materials as a new / unique materials at present, however in reality most coatings have always achieved multi-functional properties and hence had to overcome significant formulation challenges to get the optimum balance of properties and it is these skills which are now allowing people to add in the headline properties that are "smart".  FFFC3 focused on organic coatings providing functionality and protection.

The nature of this area is such that expertise does not reside in one sector but across many sectors as well as both in industry and academia.  The meeting will provide an opportunity for industrialists to learn both from peers in other industries, but also from academics who are providing knowledge of the fundamental science and for academics to gain insight into key industrial challenges.

The meeting was an opportunity to learn about the outcomes of the SUSTICOAT Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network.  SUSTICOAT, SUSTainably Improved COATings, had 5 early stage researchers embedded with different AkzoNobel coating development groups in Europe while studying for PhDs at The University of Manchester.

Organising committee

  • Professor Flor Siperstein, The Univrsity of Manchester / RSC FST
  • Dr Simon Gibbon, AkzoNobel Research & Development, Northallerton / RSC FST
  • Dr Philip Gill, Cranfield University

An event organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Formulation Science and Technology Interest Group - RSC FST.


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