nano-care glass protection

Nano Care’s range of glass-protecting and improvement superhydrophobic coating products constitutes the most comprehensive collection on the market. Once applied, nanoscale protective layers (which are 80,000 times thinner than a human hair) bond with the substrate to leave a smooth, anti-stain, non-discolouring surface layer. Applications protect glass and polished porcelain with an ultra-hydrophobic film, eradicating limescale and soap scum and providing an anti-fingerprint finish.

Nanoflex® VP 12 gives non-absorbent, mineral surfaces such as glass, ceramic, stainless steel, polished porcelain or polished natural stone a reliable non-stick easy-clean performance. Once applied, a protective layer less than 100-nm thick bonds with the substrate to leave an anti-stain, anti-fingerprint finish layer.

For commercial application by glass processors and equipment manufacturers, Nanoflex® VP12 provides a quick and effective means of creating a permanent, easy-clean, non-stick bond for glass surfaces. The irritant-free ethanol-based solution doesn’t release noxious fumes, ensuring that there are no negative effects on the user. Independent workplace testing has verified that manual application by polishing is completely safe in the work environment.

For many production lines, the polishing application of Nanoflex® VP12 is the final process: a high-value additional finish for the final polishing stage.

Where automated application is required, we can provide nanotechnology solutions or consultation for the most appropriate equipment.

For both manual and automated application methods, Nanoflex® VP12 bonds and dries within seconds, allowing the product to be packed and dispatched on the same day.

The nano coating is crystal-clear, UV-stable, chemically inert and extremely durable, having both hydrophobic and oleophobic capabilities. The ultra-hydrophobic  film coating will not peel or flake and is unaffected by extreme temperatures from –20°C to +350°C. The strength of the permanent chemical bond provides excellent weathering and outstanding mechanical and chemical abrasion resistance.

The superhydrophobic coating provides a robust defence against the build-up of limescale, urine staining and soap scum.

Easy-clean and dirt-repellent properties extend the range of application to automotive glass, solar panels and building protection.

Product Information

Nanoflex® VP12 (Glassguard™)

Specification
Chemical basis: modified silicon dioxide
Layer thickness: approx. 100 – 120 nm
Water resistance: between 105° and 115° (20μl)
Oil resistance: between 80° and 85° (20μl)
Slip angle: < 25°
Temperature stability: 250°C permanent, 450°C peak
Chemical stability: between pH 1 and pH 13
Weather resistance: 3500h pursuant to ISO 11507 A
Durability (mechanical): > 20,000 cycles pursuant to ISO 11998
Salt water resistant: yes
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 2 years
Temperature sensitivity: -3°C to 30°C
Consumption: 5 ml/m2
Application: Drops of the liquid are applied either on a slightly absorbent cloth or directly to the substrate and polished until the surface is dry and free of visible streaks. The coating is waterproof after 1 hour and fully cured after 24 hours.
Standard unit size: 1,5,20,200,960 l

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Nanoflex® VP 12 is also available in a range of strengths along with a fluorine-free version if required. Please call 01691 654 282 to discuss your requirements. The product is ethanol-based and a hazardous material according to ADR and IATA.

Please observe the relevant safety data sheet when using Nanoflex® VP 12.

 

Nanoflex® SG 70 is an invisible glass coating that has been specially developed for use on sandblasted or etched glass. The smart coating gives glass a permanent anti-fingerprint finish that prevents glass aesthetics from being compromised either during installation or during its lifetime. The superhydrophobic coating of the textured glass structure ensures that grease and dirt become invisible. Grease and dirt can be easily removed after curing with conventional solvent-based glass cleaners.
For the glass processor or equipment manufacturer, Nanoflex® SG70 provides a quick and easy-to-apply solution to protect sandblasted glass against limescale, soap scum and other dirt build up.

Product Information

Nanoflex® SG 70

Specification
Chemical basis: modified silicon dioxide
Layer thickness: > 5000 nm
Water resistance: Yes
Oil resistance: yes
Slip angle: not applicable
Temperature stability: 100°C permanent
Chemical stability: between pH 3 and pH 9
Weather resistance: 3500h pursuant to ISO 11507 A
Durability (mechanical): > 5,000 cycles pursuant to ISO 11998
Salt water resistant: yes
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 2 year
Temperature sensitivity: 2°C to 30°C
Consumption: 15 ml/m2
Application: drops of the liquid are applied either on a slightly absorbent cloth or directly to the substrate and dispersed across the surface with light polishing motions. Visible streaks can be removed immediately through gentle polishing. The coating is waterproof and fully cured after 24 hours.
Standard unit sizes: 1,5,20,200,960l

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Nanoflex®SG 70 is solvent-based – spray application is not recommended. The product is non-hazardous according to ADR and IATA. This complex technology cannot be diluted.

Please observe the relevant safety data sheet when using Nanoflex® SG 70.

After a pre-clean, the manual coating method involves a simple cloth application. A small quantity (15 ml/m2) is applied to the surface, spread around using a clean cloth and polished out to achieve even coverage. For larger sections, buffing-up to previously applied sections is easily achieved. This simple 2-stage process reduces application time and complexity compared with other products on the market. Coated products can be handled after 1 hour’s drying and dispatched on the day of application. Where automated application is required, we can provide solutions or consultation for the most appropriate equipment.

Nanoflex® SG 70 can be used on glass balustrades, feature windows, door side panels and privacy glass (as opaqueness is not impaired).

Nanoflex® Anti-Mist (Antifog) enhances glass and plastic surfaces with anti-mist performance. The intelligent coating provides an anti-fingerprint finish and prevents condensation by creating an ultra-hydrophilic film that causes even the minutest droplets in water vapour to be dispersed across the surface, thereby preventing misting.

For the best results, the anti-mist spray should be applied weekly or monthly, as cleaning or large volumes of water will reduce performance due to lack of chemical bond with the surface.

Applications are ideal for bathroom glass and mirrors, automotive glass, caravan windows and domestic glass (including eyewear).

Product Information

Nanoflex® Anti-Mist (Antifog)

Specification
Chemical basis: modified silicon dioxide
Layer thickness: approx. 100 – 120 nm
Water resistance: 1°-5° (20μl)
Temperature stability: 100°C permanent
Chemical stability: no
Weather resistance: no
Durability (mechanical): no
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 2 year
Temperature sensitivity: -3°C to 30°C
Consumption: 5 – 15 ml/m2
Application: Drops of the liquid are applied either on a slightly absorbent cloth or directly to the substrate. The substrate is cleaned until free of dirt particles. Anti-mist performance is only maintained through ongoing application of Nanoflex® Antimist to the clean surface. The surface should not be buffed but left to air-dry as a film.
Standard Unit Sizes: 1,5,200,960l

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Nanoflex® Anti-Mist (Antifog) is available as an ethanol or water-based product. The water-based version should be buffed. The product is available as a liquid concentrate, dilution rate 1:299 (ethanol-based) or 1:9 (water-based).

Please observe the relevant safety data sheet when using Nanoflex® Anti-Mist (Antifog).

Nanoflex® Clear View, in its diluted form, creates an ultra-hydrophobic  film that repels water, limescale, soap scum and other dirt from non-absorbent surfaces. Nanoflex® Clear View is easy to apply and does not require buffing. This significantly reduces application cost, time and labour (which generally combine to represent 70% of the total cost of application).

Nanoflex® Clear View concentrate is available in bulk to the car cleaning and servicing market where it is ideal for the following uses: cleaning dirty surfaces; limescale removal; use as a detergent in windscreen washes; use as a finish in car wash facilities. The superhydrophobic coating provides an anti-fingerprint finish that is ideal for glass, plastic and polished porcelain surfaces.

Product Information

Nanoflex® Clear View

Specification
Chemical basis: modified silicon dioxide
Layer thickness: approx. 150 nm
Water resistance: approx. 95° (20μl)
Oil resistance: no
Slip angle: < 10°
Temperature stability: 100°C permanent
Chemical stability: between pH 3 and pH 9
Weather resistance: 500 h pursuant to ISO 11507 A
Durability (mechanical): > 1000 cycles pursuant to ISO 11998
Salt water resistant: yes
Transparency: 100%
Storage stability: 2 years
Temperature sensitivity: -3°C to 30°C
Consumption: 15 ml/m2 (diluted concentrate)
Application: Simple spray-on application is all that’s required. When used in windscreen washers, the wipers disperse the product across the windscreen, streak-free.
Standard unit sizes: 1,5,20,200,960 l

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Nanoflex® Clear View is a concentrate, for use in windscreen washers, dilutions of 1% in an ethanol-water mixture (10/90) is recommended. The concentrate is a hazardous material according to ADR and IATA.

Please observe the relevant safety data sheet when using Nanoflex® Clear View.

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