Self Clean Effekt


Principle

Minimisation of free surface energy by chemical nanotechnology
Self organising anti-adhesion groups on nanostructured surface



Product properties

Suited for metal, glass, ceramic, stone and plastic surfaces
Simple application e.g. by spraying and subsequent thermal treatment
Translucent (metal, ceramic, glass, stone) or transparent (plastic, e.g. Polycarbonate)
Good adhesion on the substrate without difficult pretreatment
Low free surfaces energy: <24mN/m²
Contact angle >120 (water), superhydrophobic
Self cleaning effect, if the nanostructured low free energy surface is exposed to rain fall



Effect

Water nearly pearls off completely
Leaned dirt is rinsed off easily by (rain-)water


Application fields

In general: outdoor surfaces, which are exposed to rain (!).
Strong mechanical stress, crease and oil hurt the effect, but good easy-to-clean and anti-stick properties are maintained
Building protection, construction industry: self-cleaning facades (concrete-, plastic, metal or painted surfaces), windows, doors and gates
Winter garden, plastic roofs, pergola
Solar plants, wind turbines (rotor blades, housing), satellite bowls