Nanotechnology refers to a field of applied science whose theme is the control of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally nanotechnology is approximately 100 nanometers or smaller and involves developing materials or devices within that size. One nanometer (nm) is one billionth, or 109 of a meter. To put that scale into context, the comparative size of a nanometer to a meter is the same as that of a football to the size of the earth. Or another way of putting it: A nanoparticle is really, really small. And Nanoparticles can help to protect surfaces in a better way.
Moisture, rain and UV radiation are the main causes of almost all damage to outdoor furniture and outdoor kitchens made of teak, hardwoods, stainless steel, stone, hardstone, powder coated metals, glass, resin, fabric, etc. Preventing water ingress into the structure of the surface can eliminate or significantly reduce the risk of damage to the furniture caused by moisture. We call this THE LOTUS EFFECT. It helps to slow down the influences of the weathering process.
Conventional protectors prevent water ingress but simultaneously seal off the pores blocking water within. They are much less resistant to UV radiation or to scratches that allow water to re- penetrate surfaces. Protectors with NANOSURFACEPROTEC prevent moisture from entering the surface.
The water repellent nano-particles of our new NANOSURFACEPROTEC are much, much smaller than the pores of the surface. Due to this and the low viscosity, they penetrate deep into the material and chemically bond to the inner pore walls, thus making the surface hydrophobic.
External water is kept from entering the pores, while water vapor which is generated from within the structure can still escape. The structure of the surface remains breathable.
Our NANOSURFACEPROTEC waterrepellent products create long-lasting protection from negative environmental effects such as:
• Freeze-thaw damage
• Acid rain
• UV radiation
• Scratch damage
NANOSURFACEPROTEC was designed to combat these problems, not only increasing the longevity of treated surfaces, but also lower the cleaning frequency.
The Nanoparticles work in a 3 step process:
1. The liquid is applied to the surface
2. The Nanoparticles organise & arrange themselves. They bond to the surface & fill up the pores.
3. They become part of the surface itself and start doing their job: to protect.