The Surface Coatings Interest Group is one of the Royal Society of Chemistry's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.
Coatings have been part of our lives since man first painted his cave walls. These humble beginnings have evolved into diverse and exciting technologies incorporating paints, inks, adhesives, elastomers and sealants. The range of applications is forever expanding to include protective coatings on space craft to children’s face paints.
The surface coatings industry is unique in the range of areas of chemistry:
- material science
- colour science
- surface science
This special interest group provides a network for members at any stage in their career with an interest in chemistry and natural sciences applied to surface coatings. The members participate in many different aspects of the industry, from basic research and raw materials development through to formulation and applications research. The group is well represented by people with roles in general management, sales and technical services, consultancy, training and recruitment, regulations and testing.