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FAQ (ENG) What is nano coating?

What is nano coating?

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Nano coating or nano sealing is the result of an application where nano structures build a consistent network of molecules on a surface.

This is a chemical process where the surface can be designed as 

hydrophob / superhydrophob

which means that liquids, which strike the surface are repelled and flow away immediately


hydrophil / superhydrophil

which means that liquids, which strike the surface build a plain film on the surface and mostly flow away too.

SELECT°NANO can produce different kind of coatings, which are build by nano structures. If the surface was treated with a hydrophob nano-fluid the surface works similar as a lotus leaf. This water- and dirt-repellend effect is also called the lotus effect. This leads to an easy-to-clean characteristic of the surface.

The characteristics of surfaces can be designed by the application of different nano-fluids. So  surfaces can be designed which are oleophob or oleophil, have a strong chemical resistance etc.

After applied to a prepared surface the nano particles organise themselves to a network structure with the  designed characteristics. Warmth supports this process.

There exists some "pseudo-nano" products, which sometimes do have the same effect as real nano products but mostly only for a short period of time. Some of these products are also environmentaly critical. In general the name "nano" and "nano-coating" can not be protected by property rights because it is a common synonym for "very small". Therefore it exist no quality system or criteria, which can be used to differentiate "real nano" products from "pseudo-nano" products.