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Aerospace

Nanocoatings for aerospace are especially designed to significantly reduce ice adhesion, de-icing maintenance costs, and the coefficient of water drag resistance, thereby decreasing cost of jet fuel. The reduction of icing makes the flight industry become safer. An extreme scratch resistance, chemical and UV resistance will be obtained through using this protection. Nanocoatings extend the life of important paint surfaces by producing a high crosslink dense coating surface with multi-functional properties. Water droplets roll across a cured Nanoplur surface, picking up dirt and contaminants, thus leaving behind a clean surface. A better chemical and rain erosion surface will be obtained.

Nano-composite materials used by aircraft manufacturers, where weight is a major factor, make aircrafts lighter and stronger, and decrease fuel consumption.

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Automotive

Coatings and composites with nanoparticles reduce the maintenance cost of car bodywork and make it possible to become materials with enhanced properties (composites). Nanocoatings protect car lacquer, bumper and rims from dirt. Dirt-  and water-repellent coatings with excellent bonding and excellent anti-adhesive properties ensure that cars remain clean for a longer period of time. A higher gloss finish will be obtained, whereas bugs and dirt can be removed easily.

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Construction

New technologies can integrate unexpected features in building and construction. Smart nanocoatings and active systems are capable of improving the efficiency of treated elements and the quality of the surrounding environment. Surface treatments on architectural constructions bring significant improvements in different applications in the building industry and in conservation, protection and maintenance environments. This results in lower maintenance costs and more durable constructions.

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Governmental

The development and application of self-cleaning treatments on historical and architectural stone surfaces can mean a significant improvement in conservation, protection and maintenance of Cultural Heritage. Self-cleaning coatings on stone surfaces function as an active and preventive protection system, limiting cleaning and maintenance actions, decreasing the onset of degradation processes and reducing maintenance costs in Architectural Heritage. Porous materials such as limestone are often used in historical and monumental buildings. Water absorption by capillarity and surface water absorption are mainly the problem. Coatings with good water-repellent properties and anti-graffiti properties are the solution and ensure that cultural patrimony is being preserved.

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Infrastructure

Protecting infrastructure has been identified as a major challenge. Environmental and eco-friendly nanocoatings close pores and protect surfaces for a longer period of time. Photo catalytic and water-repellent coatings offer significantly better and durable constructions. The impregnation of a hydrophobic and oleo phobic coating is an excellent protection for infrastructures, for porous materials as well as for non-porous materials. Chemical protection and excellent weathering properties by using this protection is obtained.

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Maritime

The growth of algae, lichens and mosse often constitute a problem in marine environments. Nanocoatings reduce both water drag resistance and maintenance and cleaning time by 60%. The fuel cost can be reduced by 10 to 15%. Self-cleaning properties above and below the waterline are installed on the substrate. Protection of the boat hull can even restore the original color & gloss, and protects the substrate against UV. Ultra-high scratch resistance, higher chemical resistance are also obtained by using nanocoatings. Nanoparticles enhance the properties of the boat hull in composite material.

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Military

Nanocoatings improve safety for military vehicles that typically operate under a wide range of harsh weather conditions. Sand-pitting and erosion under desert-like weather conditions have a very severe impact on military vehicles.  In addition, police vehicles, fully armored vehicles, private vehicles and executive transportation can be treated against vandalism. For example, vandalism through graffiti, can be prevented by nanocoatings and easy-to-clean coatings.

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Renewable/ Green Energy

Protective nanocoatings improve the quality and the durability of constructions and reduce the maintenance cost on the long term. A low-maintenance construction guarantees the continuity and determines the efficiency of the installation. Nanocoatings prevent windblades from icing. Icing usually reduces the return with 20% in 3 years time, due to micro cracks in the composite material.

Nanoparticles enhance the properties of composites and make them lighter and stronger. Nanocoatings with higher chemical barrier properties on the concrete of for example biogas installations, protect the construction against corrosion.

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Textile

Textiles are a part of our daily life from our cloths to the decoration of our house. Textiles must give comfort and have a nice look, but the maintenance in most of the cases is not easy. Nano coatings can make it easier, more sustainable and cost-effective.
Nano coatings for textile are the promising future, helping manufacturers to improve the performance and to facilitate maintenance of their fabrics. Thanks to this breathable and fluor free coatings, the fabrics will become easy-to-clean, have excellent water and oil repellent properties, offering also an optimal protection against stains, caused by different agents such as olive oil, coffee, mayonnaise and others.

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Transportation

High maintenance costs of transportation vehicles can be avoided by a proper treatment. The adhesion of dirt, oil, paints and other contaminants belongs to the past thanks to the “self-cleaning” properties of nanocoatings. These products will help reduce maintenance cost for cars, busses, trains, trams,… etc. Sealed paint becomes easy-to-clean, which means that only a small dose or no cleaning agent at all will be needed. The paint remains blemish-free for longer periods of time and minimizes the need for cleaning.

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