Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 516 (2018) 202–214 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Colloid and Interface Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jcis Regular Article Sustainable and long-time ‘rejuvenation’ of biomimetic water-repellent silica coating on polyester fabrics induced by rough mechanical abrasion a,b,⇑ a a,c a a Cornelia Rosu , Haisheng Lin , Lu Jiang , Victor Breedveld , Dennis W. Hess School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA Georgia Tech Polymer Network, GTPN, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA Renewable Bioproducts Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA graphical a bstract ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: The economical use of water-repellent coatings on polymeric materials in commercial and industrial Received 19 December 2017 applications is limited by their mechanical wear robustness and long-term durability. In this study, we Accepted 14 January 2018 demonstrate that polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fabric modiﬁed with inorganic, methyltrimethoxysi- Available online 6 February 2018 lane (MTMS)-based coatings shows excellent resistance against various types of wear damage, thereby mimicking superhydrophobic biological materials. These features were facilitated by the rational design Keywords: of coating processing that also enabled
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science – Elsevier
Published: Apr 15, 2018
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