self clean

photokatalytic – superhydrophilic

The principle
  • TiO2-Nanoparticles (Anatas) in an inorganic matrix
  • Stable boundaries in substrates and coatings
Product characteristics
  • Very good adhesion to ceramics, glass, metal, extremely high chemical resistance to solvents and acids
  • Water-based, clear to milky
  • Odourless to almost odourless
  • Highly transparent surfaces through nanoscaled , inorganic components
  • Glass-type abrasion resistance
  • Inexpensive application technology (e.g. through spraying, tipping, slot-die coaters. flood coats, wet paint processing)
  • Photo catalytic active titanium nanoparticles of the Anatas type, integrated in a photo catalytic non- degradable matrix
  • Activated by natural UV radiation
  • Superhydrophil surfaces  < 8° for water
  • Self cleaning effects through elimination of organic pollution
  • Methylene blue < 30 minutes (for example, in the case of ceramics)
  • Rhodamin B – Activity: 4 hrs. approx. 74,4%, after 24 hrs. 84%
  • NOx – elimination in 4 hrs. approx. 93%, after 24 hrs approx. 100%
  • Elimination of odours – proven by an ammonia test
  • Standardised: anti-microbial and anti-bacterial effect
Further possible uses
  • Particularly surfaces exposed to weathering (for example, facades) but also humid rooms, vehicle construction, machine construction, medical surfaces, pharmaceutical packaging etc.

This technology is protected by n-tec® patents

bionic – super hydrophobic

The principle
  • Based on minimizing free surface energy through chemical nanotechnology
  • Self organizing anti-adhesive groups on nano-structured surfaces
Product characteristics
  • Suitable for almost all smooth external surfaces (metal, glass, stone and plastic surfaces)
  • Simple application (for example, by means of spraying and thermal drying, wet lacquer processing)
  • Translucent  on the substrates: metal, ceramics, glass, stone
  • Transparent on plastic surfaces
  • Very good adhesion to the substrate without complex pre-treatment
  • Low surface energy: < 24 mN/m²
  • Contact angle clearly over  120° for water (super hydrophobic)
  • Self cleaning effect in watering of the nano-structured low energy surfaces
  • Almost completely repels water
  • Coated pollutants are washed away by (rain) water
Areas of application
  • General: weather-exposed external areas, rain cleans the surface, high mechanical stresses, fats and oils damage the effect on account of overlaying the structure
  • Easy-to-clean and anti-adhesive characteristics remain intact in spite of overlaying
  • Building protection, construction industry: sell cleaning facades made of concrete, plastic and metal elements, windows, doors and gates
  • Winter gardens, plexiglas roofs, pergolas
  • Solar plant, wind energy rotor blades, casings, satellite dishes

If required all systems will be adapted to the process on site

  • Photokatalytic treatment self clean ceramic
  • Photokatalytic treatment self clean glass