Novel nanocomposite powder coatings based on the sol-gel process
The aim of the NanoSolGel project is the synthesis of nanoscale inorganic-organic hybrid or composite materials, which are also called “ormocere” (organically modified ceramics) or “nanomere” (nanoscale modified polymers). Due to the combination of inorganic and organic materials a new class of material of organic polymers with ceramic like structures arises. These materials are also called nanocomposites, because of the molecular mixing inorganic and organic domains only exist in a nanometer range. They combine the flexibility of polymers with the hardness and the abrasion resistance or ceramics.