Superhydrophobic and transparent coatings

At Surfactis Technologies, we recently developed DRYSURF, a transparent superhydrophobic coating that will impart water-repellent, anti-soiling or self-cleaning properties to transparent surfaces.

water-repellent, anti-soiling or self-cleaning properties to transparent surfaces

No other product on the market today is capable of delivering an easy-to-apply superhydrophobic coating that imparts water repellency without altering the substrate’s optical properties. And yet so many industries are crying out for a solution of this kind, be it for ophthalmic lenses, solar lenses, helmet visors, outdoor cameras or windshields to name but a few.

DRYSURF gives end-users the unprecedented opportunity to enjoy outdoor leisure activities to the full without being distracted by rain or snow. It will also be of particular interest to professionals who need to use technical equipment (high pressure water jets, cameras, etc.) in harsh conditions, such
water or mud.

Our easy-to-apply coating is a spray-and-go solution. The superhydrophobic effect it imparts in no way alters the substrate’s visible or IR light transmission properties (haze <1%), whilst delivering outstanding anti-wetting performance.

When sprayed onto a glass slide, DRYSURF unique properties render the surface superhydrophobic, making it repellent to water and ice whilst nonetheless retaining its transparency as demonstrated in the video below:

Superhydrophobic and superoleophobic coatings have numerous applications across a variety of domains, including transparent optical coatings, as their ultra-low surface energy dramatically reduces the adhesion forces of any contaminant or liquid whilst leaving the surface’s appearance unchanged.

transparent optical coatings

Key Features 

    • Water Repellency:
        • Water contact angles that exceed 150°
        • Tilt angle < 10°, ensuring water droplets simply roll-off the surface
    • Transparency
        • 100% transmission in visible and IR wavelengths
    • Applicable in less than 10 seconds

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