|Title||Coatings preventing insect adhesion: An overview|
|Author(s)||Féat, Aurélie; Federle, Walter; Kamperman, Marleen; Gucht, Jasper van der|
|Source||Progress in Organic Coatings 134 (2019). - ISSN 0300-9440 - p. 349 - 359.|
Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||Adhesion - Biomimicry - Insects - Pesticides - Surface roughness|
Insect pests cause considerable damage worldwide to plants, buildings and human health. This review explores how controlling insect adhesion to coatings might mitigate these problems. We summarise the current knowledge of the mechanisms of insect adhesion on natural and synthetic surfaces and natural examples of non-adhesive and slippery surfaces. Biomimetic, multi-scaled rough and particle-transferring surfaces provide an efficient method to reduce adhesion of crawling insects.