Using HYdrophobic Coatings to Keep Your Business Clean & safe
What are Hydrophobic Coatings?
A hydrophobic coating is “a thin surface layer that repels water”. It is made from hydrophobic (ultrahydrophobicity) materials.
These coatings are applied to surfaces, and they create a barrier that causes water droplets to bead up and roll off, rather than being absorbed into the surface. The term “hydrophobic” comes from the Greek words “hydro,” meaning water, and “phobic,” meaning fear or aversion.
There are several different types of hydrophobic coatings available, including those that use silica-based chemistry, those that use fluorinated chemistry, and those that use polymer-based chemistry. Each type of coating has its own unique properties and benefits, and the best choice will depend on the specific application and the surface being coated.
Hydrophobic coatings are used in a wide range of industries and applications, including the automotive, aerospace, and construction. They can be used to protect surfaces from water damage, to make surfaces easier to clean, and to increase the durability of products.
Some of the most common application for hydrophobic coatings are on windshields of cars, boats and airplanes, on buildings’ windows, what is referred to as “self cleaning windows” and on electronic devices to protect them from water damage. They can also be used on textiles and clothing to make them water-resistant, and on construction materials to reduce water absorption and improve their durability.
How Do Hydrophobic Coatings Work?
Hydrophobic coatings work by creating a surface that repels water. These coatings are often made of a chemical or polymer that can be applied to a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and glass.
The coating creates a barrier that prevents water from making contact with the surface, causing it to bead up and roll off.
How is Our Hydrophobic Coating Different?
The coatings that we use have duel purposes they are both antimicrobial and hydrophobic.
Not only will it protect surfaces from harmful pathogens and contaminants, it will create a highly repellent layer on the surface. Providing a self-cleaning effect while at the same time continuously sanitising surfaces.
This innovative breakthrough in technology will reduce labour and maintenance costs by at least 20%
Key Benefits to Using Hydrophobic Coatings.
- Provides constant protection against harmful viruses, bacteria and mould, for up to 90 days.
- Tested and certified to kill Sars Cov2 within 10 mins after 6 weeks of application.
- Helps prevent unpleasant orders & mould and improve surface hygiene by 90% +
- No need for regular disinfecting after coating has been applied
- Clear, colourless and odourless coating that can be applied to any surface
- 100% Preventative, not reactionary.