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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 present invention. Particular compositions and methods for producing a transparent clear coat layer include nanoparticles formed in-situ during curing of a transparent clear coat. Curable clear coat compositions are described according to embodiments of the present invention which include one or more substantially dissolved nanoparticle precursors.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Graham, Uschi M.; Khatri, Rajesh; and Davis, Burt H., "In-Situ Nanoparticle Formation in Polymer Clearcoats" (2012). Center for Applied Energy Research Faculty Patents. Paper 2.