About the book
Microencapsulated systems, based on polymer or inorganic shell and active substances appear to be good candidates for a broad range of applications to fulfill the requirement for a smart coating system. The design of microparticles as a “smart” polymeric system has drawn increasing interest over the last few years due to their considerable potential to protect different types of active agents for widely-varied application fields, such as medicine, biomedical, pharmaceutical, textile, agricultural, food, and printing. The recent progress in controlled microencapsulation techniques has facilitated the synthesis of well-defined microcapsules with tailored functionalities. Microcapsule shells and their functionality may finally be used to modulate surface functions. All these benefits are currently fully exploited for new tailored microparticles for applications in drug delivery, self-healing, thermal energy storage, flame retardancy, cosmetics, functional coating, and material science, where they are used for the design of functional, responsive, or high added-value materials.
This book aims to cover recent advances in fabricating nano-/micro-capsules , where the design of smart capsules allows breading the field of applications, and will intend to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the art.
This book will be essential for scientists and researchers with diverse backgrounds in chemistry, engineering, material sciences, and formulation.