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Sticky Research Is Focus Of Centennial Celebration

January, 2006

While many of us think we have no aptitude for chemistry, polymers and coatings, we come in contact with it every day. When we take an aspirin for a headache, it often contains a coating to make it easier to swallow. When you have a can of soda pop, the inside of the can carries a special coating. Those new eyeglasses you bought? Check out the anti-glare coating on them. Don’t forget the clear-coat you paid for on your car to protect its paint job or the tinted windows on your vehicle. The chips in your computer contain coatings, too. Coatings are encountered so of