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Nanotechnology

Nano-particles are the material of the future!

They are small, even tiny, but don’t underestimate them

Thanks to nanotechnology CeNano was able to develop its product-line from nanotol® to Textol, coating and sealing products of the next generation. The surface sealing and coatings developed and produced by CeNano enjoy the easy-to-clean benefits such as protection against dirt, grease and oil and save time and money cleaning the sealed surfaces.

Nanotechnology is one of the key technologies that will change our lives in the future. With nanotechnology we will be able to dive into structures on a nano-molecule level. Nanotechnology is a technology based on the manipulation of single atoms and molecules, to structure and re-structure complex atomic formations. The scale of a nano-molecule relates to a basketball compared to the size of the earth.

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One nm (short for nanometer) equals one millionth of a millimeter. Small particles on a nanometer scale, so called nano particles, or polymers are the building block of the CeNano technology.

A wide range of products and applications featuring the unique properties of nano-scale materials are available to the public. Nanotechnology is used in many areas especially in the computer and electronic developments. Nanotechnology can be applied to manipulate surface structures, to re-create the know lotus-effect different surfaces.

The ability to utilize this technology provides a huge  opportunity for almost every surface in every industry. 

CeNano optimizes the surface structure

Sealing a surface with nanotechnology means applying a transparent nano-structure on the surface, tooptimize the treated surface. The following illustration demonstrates the effects of nano sealants developed by CeNano.

The surface sealant (e.g. nanotol®) will be sprayed on the surface. The liquid sealant contains different water based components, to produce a transparent coating on the surface. Due to the unique formula the surface characteristics will not be changed, but to a certain degree enhanced, to make paint more resistible, increase the visibility of glass, ….

After the sealant has been applied, the liquid sealant will form a transparent lubricating film on the surface, creating a self-cleaning surface that is also known as the lotus effect.

  • Phase 1: The sealant contains detention components, Nano-particles and anti-detention-components that are applied on the designated surface.
  • Phase 2: Shortly after the solvent evaporates and the process of the self-organization and re-structuring starts.
  • Phase 3: During the hardening-phase the nano-particles build up a firm structure, the detention components connect to the designated surface and the anti-detention components move to the top as the outside layer.
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The lotus effect

The public knows the lotus effect because of the very high water repellence (superhydrophobicity) exhibited by the leaves of the lotus flower. Dirt particles are getting picked up by water droplets on the leaf. The complex micro- and nanoscopic architecture of the surface of the lotus flower leaf minimizes adhesion, which results in a clean surface.

The lotus effect is thus not a biological but a physical-chemical phenomenon and can be emulated by using physical-chemical variables. This enables CeNano to develop a product-line to create similar surface structures on existing surfaces. Consumer can now enjoy the great benefits of the lotus effect in their daily life from glass, windows, paint, fabric, …

Please click on the video to experience the lotus effect in an animation.

The video illustrates the great benefits of the lotus effect, where dirt particles get washed away with the droplets rolling off the surface. The CeNano product-line copies the benefit of the lotus effect and adopts it to all different kinds of surfaces. The application for the CeNano product-line is limitless.

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