Nanotechnology enabled Wood Coating
Water Repellent – Dust Repellent – UV Protection – Thermal Shock Absorbing- Transparent – Anti Bacterial – Anti Corrosive
Based on Chemical Nanotechnology, the synthesized product contains specially modified, funcitional nanoparticles that are specially linked into a Silance Matrix in a Solvent Base. Self-organizing Nano Components form an invisible layer on the surface with Excellent Water and Oil Repellent properties. This coating is very versatile and special additional properties like UV protection; Anti-Bacterial protections can be incorporated into the material.
Benefits and Advantages
- Water repellent (hydrophobic) and Dirt Repellent (oleophobic).
- Properties such as UV Resistance, Anti-Baterial can be incorporated.
- The Water rolls-off the surface forming a Bru shing Effect (Self-Cleaning Effect).
- Protection of fibers from adhering to dirt.
- Easy application through Spray, Brush etc.
- Material curing at atmospheric temperature
- Low Cleaning and Maintenance Cost..
- Ecologically beneficial and biologically safe.
- Retains the quality of Surface.
- Resistance against : Dirt, Algae etc.
Areas of Application
All kinds of untreated wood.
Test of Coating
The Coating takes about 24 hours to 5 days to completely set. Once coated, the performance can be tested by pouring some water on the coated panels, if properly coated, the water should form droplets and roll off.
Performance of this coat is robust due to effects of inorganic nanoparticles incorporated in non-polymer based matrix i.e. it is a dispersion of functionalized nanoparticles in a solvent base. This solvent acts as carrier in spreading the coating across the applied surface. Over the curing period *5 to 6 hrs.) nanoparticles self-assemble across the surface and bonds with the surface.
The solvent evaporates over the curing period leaving only inorganic nanoparticles that form a uniform thin layer of 50-60 nm over the surface.
This nanocoating does not remain only as a coating on the surface but fine nanoparticles penetrate deepinside porous wood through its fine pores and over a period of time cover a large part of the wood, and continues to penetrate & spread inside, rendering robust antidamp/bacterial/thermal effect. This effect is due to only nano-size particles being able to penetrate inside because a matrix (solvent) has been used for dispersion that evaporates & leaves behind only nanoparticles. For the scientific reason, this coating would likely to have effect throughout the life time of the existence of the coated building.
This nanocoating also can be incorporated with robust anti-bacterial effects that do not allow algae/scale formation and is superior compared with fragile and low performance organic addivives used in manufacturing conventional polymer based coatings.
The coat is optically neutral i.e. completely transparent and while applied over wood surface, the color of surface is retained over a long period of time.