Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Materials & Chemicals
Materials Chemicals
FABRICATION OF CROSSLINKED AND REACTIVE NANOPOROUS POLYMER COATINGS USING SPRAY-BASED METHODS
WARF: P200176US02

Inventors: David Lynn, Harshit Agarwal


The Invention
This invention discloses spray-based methods for generating polymer-based coatings with a range of morphologies, chemical reactivities, and physical stabilities useful for a broad range of applications, such as for the fabrication of non-wetting and slippery surfaces. Certain embodiments of this invention provide coatings with nanoscale morphologies, physical stabilities, and chemical reactivities that are similar to or improved compared to analogous coatings and materials made using conventional dip coating or flow-based methods. These spray-based methods can also be used to fabricate coatings with substantially similar functional properties, but with improved consistency, efficiency, additional functionality, and reproducibility.  In an aspect of the invention, two or more chemically reactive polymer solutions are sprayed onto a substrate to form a crosslinked polymer coating on the substrate.  The polymer solutions may be applied to the substrate sequentially or simultaneously.  
Applications
  • Non-wetting/slippery surfaces
  • Anti-fouling surfaces
  • Nano/bio-interfaces to deliver active agents
Key Benefits
  • Repeatably produces with consistent properties
  • Better control of physical and functional properties
  • Scalable and easy to manufacture
For current licensing status, please contact Michael Carey at [javascript protected email address] or 608-960-9867

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