Washing a car can be both time-consuming and expensive. But
imagine a car finish that never needs to be sprayed, scrubbed and polished back to its original luster. The performance of a newly developed automotive finish may make this a reality. Nissan has begun tests on an innovative, super-hydrophobic (EU) and oleophobic paint in Europe. The company has announced that it is the first automaker to apply the coating technology on automotive
The coating, called Ultra-Ever Dry, is used on Nissan’s Leaf electric vehicles in Europe. Ultra-Ever Dry is being marketed by UltraTech International Inc. A recent article, featured in the July 16, 2014 issue of Green Autoblog, says the coating has responded well to resist rain, spray, frost, sleet and standing water.
This revolutionary paint utilizes nano-technology that creates a protective layer of air between the paint and the environment, effectively eliminating standing water and road spray from creating dirty marks on the LEAF’s surface. There are numerous applications for such coatings to enhance the functional performance attributes of the products to which they are applied. Paint technologies that impart long lasting super-hydrophobic and oleophobic properties may find utility to impart these same properties to products used in the aircraft and marine industries.
Are you currently looking to impart hydrophobicity and oil resistance to your coatings? Prospector has a multitude of materials to enhance the performance of your coating products including nano-sized additives to improve scratch, abrasion and UV resistance.
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