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Nano coating Australia

water droplets on a surface with nano coating

Benefit from the water- & grease repelling properties of nano coating

From food processing to automotive and from textile to exterior: a nano coating is useful in almost any sector. Not only do nano coatings seal the car lacquer but also make the windows of a skyscraper self-cleaning. In this article we will introduce the many possibilities liquid nano coatings offer.

To provide you with an idea of whether nano coating is what your project needs, we’ll give you five examples of benefits nano coating can bring along. Nano coating:

  1. Reduces cleaning costs | Grease and dirt slides off windows and solar panels. Cleaning becomes safe and cost efficient.
  2. Increases general safety | Dangerous fungi and bacteria cannot attach to the surface.
  3. Prevents vandalism | Becomes an effective anti graffiti or anti urine layer.
  4. Protects from short-circuits | Ideal for electronic uses and electrical systems.
  5. Slows down deterioration | Durable protection for sensitive and porous surfaces such as concrete bridges and monuments.

These benefits are possible thanks to nanotechnology that makes use of tiny nano particles. Therefore, the coating does not form a layer on the substrate like traditional coatings, but becomes one with the substrate instead. Due to this, liquids can no longer penetrate the surface, and dirt, grease and fungi cannot adhere. 

Find the right nano coating for your project in 3 steps

When choosing the nano coating for your project, you should keep in mind the purpose and material of the substrate: glass, wood and concrete all require slightly different products. For example, your car may require a nano glass coating for paint protection, whereas the car windows need a nano coating spray for glass.

Therefore, we will take you closer to the most suitable nano coating through the following 3 steps.


Step 1: Define what you expect from the nano coating

Essentially, the main types of effects nano coatings can have, depending on the chemical composition and ingredients include hydrophobic, hydrophilic, oleophobic and nano coatings based on glass or ceramics.

Therefore, it is crucial to first determine, what you want to achieve with the coating.

1. Self-cleaning

Suitable coating: Hydrophilic coating
Examples of applications: skyscraper windows, medical instrument, solar panels and greenhouses.
What it is: this nano coating is based on titanium dioxide and it is suitable especially for smooth surfaces. Titanium dioxide breaks almost any organic bond in UV light. It does not repel water, but attracts it instead; creating a thin, tiny water filter which creates a self-cleaning effect. The coating is extremely hygienic; you will literally see water and dirts slide off the surface.

2. Dirt- and water repellent

water repellent coating hydrophobic coating

Water droplets do not adhere to surfaces with nano coating.

Suitable coating: Hydrophobic and oleophobic
Examples of applications:  car windows, walls and floors in the food processing industry, eyeglasses, sanitary facilities, textile, plastic, exterior furniture etc.
What it is: hydrophobic and oleophobic literally mean afraid of water and afraid of oils. The effective ingredient in these coatings is silicium dioxide which prevents water and contaminants from adhering to the surface. This type of nano coating is available for nearly any surface: the most common applications take place on bathroom floors and walls.

3. Resistant to impact

Suitable coating: Glass- or ceramic coating
Examples of applications: Car paint, statues, machines, as a top coat on floors and walls.
What it is: like hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings, also ceramic and glass coatings are based on silicium dioxide; however, the dosis is higher. This makes the nanocoating extremely hard, almost insoluble and resistant to a wide range of chemicals. Due to the extreme hardness of the coating, it is also somewhat resistant to impact and scratches. Therefore, it is one of the most popular nano coatings in the automotive coating and refinishes sectors.


Step 2: Pick a product that suits your substrate

Even though nano coatings are suitable for almost any substrate, not every coating adheres to all substrates. The optimal adherence is created by adding ingredients that support adhering to the wished material such as smooth metal or porous concrete. Therefore, the products are  also often named according to the substrate they are suitable for: for example Nano Concrete, Nano Plastic and so on.

Therefore, it is crucial to choose for the product that is especially developed for the surface you wish to coat. If you anyway choose for a product that is made for a different substrate, the coating may not adhere and the effect may not be as wished.


Step 3: Purchase nano coating for professional use

Once you know which nano coating you need, it is time to purchase the coating. To make the job little easier for you, we have compiled a short overview of professional nano coatings available in Australia. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in the following products, or if you are looking for a tailored nano solution.

NANO COATINGPRICE INDICATIONTHEORETICAL COVERAGECOATING TYPE
Chemona Multi Nano Coat$1,243.60 (5 L)250 ml per 10 m² (2 layers on porous substrates)Hydrophobic and oleophobic: for steel, aluminium, polyester, plastics, polymers and rubber.
Chemona Glass Coat$3,812.90 (5 L)50 ml per 20 m² (sufficient coverage with 1 layer)Hydrophilic: for glass (such as windows)
Ceramic Pro$2,400.00 (5 L)Complete treatment for one carCeramic: for car paint
Nano4Life Nano4-Chromemetal$94.90 (200 ml)40 m² per litreHydrophobic and oleophobic: for metal surfaces
Nano4Life Nano4-Glass Ceramic$209.90 (500 ml)100 m² per litreCeramic: for glass and ceramic surfaces
Nanoman Solar Coat$199.00 (750 ml)100 -120 m² per litreHydrophobic and oleophobic: for solar panels
Ultra-Ever Dry$349.00 (1 L)6 m² per litreSuperhydrophobic and oleophobic: for wood metals, plastic, rubber, concrete, stone and over paints

Keep these 5 things in mind before applying nano coating

Even though nano coatings are known for their many benefits, they also have a less beneficial side: keep in mind that nano coatings are not always the right solution. You should consider at least the following 5 things before deciding to go for nano coatings.

  1. Contaminants: the coatings are not suitable for old, contaminated substrates. The substrate must be absolutely clean.
  2. Easy to clean: nano coating are however not resistant to harsh cleaning chemicals and microfibre cloths.
  3. Substrate type: every substrate requires a different nano coating.
  4. Limited durability: nano coatings are not for ever. Some products may deteriorate very fast and need another layer shortly after the first is applied.
  5. Product names: the names manufacturers give their products may be confusing; anti graffiti and glass coating are most often names of nanocoatings.

Have you come to the conclusion that nano coating is not the right coating for your project? We know all the alternatives. We are happy to help answer any questions you might have about (nano) coatings. Additionally, we have an extensive network of coating experts whose expertise is at your disposal. Do not hesitate to contact us for tailored advice.

Find a certified contractor to apply nano coatings

Let’s assume you are curious about using nano coatings in car manufacture. Or you want to protect electronic devices from short-circuits. Or maybe something completely different. We at Coating.com.au are happy to offer our services to help you  find the right nano coating. In cooperation with our coating partners, we can also draw up a competitive proposal for applying nano coatings.

Medical and environmentally friendly nano coating innovations

Nanotechnology forms the bases for many innovative coating experiments and prototypes. For example hospitals make use of nanocoating as antimicrobial floor and wall coatings. Next to that, medical equipment and implants can be nano coated to make them safer and sterile.

Nano coatings also contribute to improved and cleaner environment; they are used as anti graffiti coatings which make removing graffiti easy, and as pee back paint which prevents the fluid from adhering to the surface. You can read more about these application in our articles dedicated to the topics.


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