AquaShield Waterproof Coating Products
Nanex’s AquaShield product line is developed to be an easy to use, non-toxic, waterproofing solution ideal for any person or household. From waterproofing leather boots to superior stain protection for upholstery AquaShield is the best you can find
Nanex’s superhydrophobic coatings are PFOA and PFOS free offering manufacturers a new world of possibilities in potent eco-friendly water repellent treatments for their products. Ranging from textiles to metal, or concrete, Nanex has a solution for your business.
Nanex works with research labs across the world to provide fast development of durable water repellents to meet our client’s needs. Our range of DWRs and custom development capabilities can meet any industries needs providing superior solutions.
You may have heard quite a bit about super hydrophobic waterproofing technology in the last year or so and there’s good reason for that; these technologies are a next generation in protective coatings. When done right they are completely invisible, eco-friendly, non- toxic, incredibly versatile in their application, and a more potent water repellent than any of their predecessors.
Sound too good to be true? Let’s get into the science a bit and define what these disruptive technologies are.
The Technical Explanation of Hydrophobicity
The really technical explanation of hydrophobicity; anything that is nonpolar (hydrophobic) is when there is no difference in the electronegativity. Take for example H-C the H and C have similar electro negativities therefore they are non-polar or hydrophobic. Water is polar because the difference in electronegativity between the O and H is quite large. The general rule is like dissolves like so since water is polar anything else that is polar will be dissolved in water. Oil is non-polar (hydrophobic) because it contains H and C and thus does not dissolve in wat
The Simple Definition of Hydrophobic Nano-Coatings
More simply said; hydrophobicity can be thought of as the “opposite” of surface tension, which is a property that makes a liquid sticky to a solid object. For example, have you ever noticed that a drop of water on the underside of an inclined plane will slide down the surface rather than immediately fall off? This is because the surface tension of the object. Super hydrophobic technology revolutionizes surface tensionand crafts it to our liking on a sub-molecular level creating unparalleled water repellen
Hydrophobicity & Nanotechnology
n simple terms, nanotechnology is anything that is both very small and man-made... but how small, exactly? The central unit of measurement for nanotechnology is the nano-metre, which is one-bill ionth of a metre. When you work at those levels the incredible becomes possible. The types of nanotechnology used in Nanex’s superhydrophobic nano-coatings are nano-polymers: particles made from naturally occurring minerals, cut down to the size andform needed. These nano-polymers are then combined with a liquid delivery agent and become the foundation of Nanex’s nano-coatings. Super-Hydrophobic Nano-Coating Products give us and you the ability to make any every day object not just hydrophobic, but super- hydrophobic. Through nanotechnology we can give competitive swimmers the same incredible edge that a dolphin exhibits when it darts through the water at amazing speeds, or we can simply prevent your sofa from absorbing coffee stains. In fact we can make fluid literally run fro m the surface of a textile. The advent of functional easy to use super hydrophobic as waterproofing sprays have truly brought about a new world of possibiliti