nano particles organise themselves to form a coating and bond
with the surface after application. When the surface is smooth
and not absorbent, nano particles combine with the surface,
so liquids are repelled taking contaminants with them. With
porous surfaces, the nano particles fill up the pores from
the inside. Fungus, lichen, algae and moss (in and outside)
can no longer adhere to the surface. Dirt and liquids can't
get into the surface anymore and are simply repelled. This
is similar with textiles (natural and synthetic fibres), the
fibres are surrounded with the coating. Dampness and dirt
can no longer get through the fibres and is simply repelled.
The treated textiles are completely harmless to skin.
about one day (with smooth surfaces and fibres) or up to two
days (with porous surfaces) the coating develops its full
anti adhesive characteristics. The surface tension decreases
through the coating, so that liquids and contaminants can
no longer adhere and are simply repelled. The look, texture
and breathability of the treated materials are not affected.
About one hour after the treatment, the coating
can be stepped on with clean soft shoes or objects can be
transported and stored.
advantage of a nano coating is, that after drying it is able
to accept forces, both chemically and mechanically. It is
heat resistant up to 450 degrees Celsius as well as UV stable
and frost resistant. A positive side effect is that surfaces
become stronger and scratch resistant, so that average mechanical
wear does almost no harm to the surface. Also, the elements
can no longer do any harm. Sealed surfaces can even be cleaned
with a high-pressure cleaner (maximum 50/60 bar or 725/870
psi). Dependent on the surface it can also be cleaned with
a brush. A nano coating can last up to one year.
When the coating is completely dry, it is
harmless to food. With appropriate appliance and drying of
the nano coating, damage to the health is not possible.
coatings are only a few nanometres thin and cannot be seen
with the naked eye. It can only be seen under high magnification.
The coating develops a strong chemical connection with the
surface. On porous materials, detaching of the coating is
not possible without damaging the surface. Smooth materials
would have to be treated with a lot of effort, time and drastic
methods (such as scouring agents, steel wool etc) to remove
the coating. That also applies to 'soft' surfaces (e.g. synthetics),
which could be damaged that way, and textiles that are cleaned
unnaturally or through wear and tear.
Nanotechnology products have been tested
for years, developed steadily and are optimised for surfaces
and their material characteristics (for example, for glass,
ceramics, stone, concrete, plaster/finery, masonry, natural
stones, textiles etc).