Congratulations to Uschi Graham, (former CAER researcher) Rajesh Khatri, and Burt Davis. They recently authored the patent In-situ nanoparticle formation in polymer clearcoats. Toyota sponsored the R&D phase of the project that led to the invention. The University of Kentucky is the Assignee and Toyota will receive one complementary license.
Methods and compositions for forming a transparent clear coat characterized by a desired property, such as a color effect, resistance to UV light-induced degradation and/or scratch resistance, on a substrate are detailed according to embodiments of the invention. Particular compositions and methods for producing a transparent clear coat layer include nanoparticles formed in-situ during curing of a transparent clear coat.