Superhydrophobic Coatings – Ultra-Ever Dry

Flotech Performance Systems are the UK distributors for Ultra-Ever Dry (UED). UED is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid.

UED uses proprietary omniphobic technology to coat a surface with patterns of geometric shapes that have “peaks” or “high points”.  These high points repel water, some oils, wet concrete, and other liquids unlike any other coating.

UED has vastly improved adhesion and abrasion resistance, compared to previous superhydrophobic technologies, allowing it to be used in applications where greater durability is required.

 

 

img-green-tick1  Anti-Wetting– The superhydrophobic coating keeps objects dry – water and many other liquids are easily repelled.

img-green-tick1  Anti-Corrosion – UED offers enhanced corrosion protection since the superhydrophobic coating repels water, saltwater, aqueous acids and bases.

img-green-tick1  Anti-Icing – The superhydrophobic properties of UED keep coated materials completely dry, eliminating the formation of ice or, in the case of frost, making the removal of ice dramatically easier.

img-green-tick1  Anti-Contamination – Water and other liquids that contain bacteria or radiation never actually contact the surface of the coated material so bacteria and radiation is greatly diminished or eliminated and the surface is easy to decontaminate.  Dust and dirt are easily removed with low pressure water.

img-green-tick1  Self-Cleaning – UED repels dirty water and some oils, and remains clean and virtually bacteria-free.  When dust, dirt or other molecules accumulate on a superhydrophobic coated surface, a light spray of water or a blast of air grabs the dust and removes it.

img-green-tick1  Product Life-Extending – Many products fail from moisture, water, oil or simply getting too dirty for continued use.  Use UED superhydrophobic coating to extend the life of electric motors by preventing the build up of moisture on the windings, coat nuts and bolts to prevent corrosion, coat tools, equipment, and virtually any item that needs to be kept dry, corrosion free, de-iced, uncontaminated or clean.  Save money, improve safety and create a cleaner work environment.

Commercial Applications

Some of the many ways that Ultra-Ever Dry can be used;

Clothing – Boots, footwear & PPE
Building Material – Bricks, Cinder/Breeze Blocks, Concrete, Timber, Roofing Materials
Electronics – Printed Circuit Boards, Connectors, Housings, Motors
Tools, Equipment & Hardwear
Vehicles – Cement Trucks, Lorries, Loadbeds
General Corrosion prevention
General Protection from acids/bases

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will Ultra-Ever Dry® coating last?

The Ultra-Ever Dry® formula is susceptible to environmental conditions such as UV. This coating will off er approximately one year of outdoor life before recoating of the top coat would be required. When used in indoor or covered applications outdoors, the coating should last for a year or more. If the top coat has diminished due to environmental conditions, simply reapply the top coat to regain the superhydrophobic properties (assuming the bottom coat is still present). Ultra-Ever Dry® coating is also susceptible to abrasion.

What is the working temperature range for Ultra-Ever Dry®?

The working temperature range for a coated surface is from -30°F to 300°F (-34°C to 149°C) once it has been applied. We would recommend further testing for any application that will be exposed to temperatures above 300 °F (149 °C). The coating should be applied at temperatures between 50°F to 90°F (10°C to 32°C).

What materials will the Ultra-Every Dry adhere or bond to?

Please note that the coating has a hazy translucent white appearance. Almost any material is a candidate for application: steel, aluminum, other metals, plastic, leather, fabric, wood, concrete, etc. The coating can be applied to and will bond to smooth surfaces. Preparing an already cleaned surface with heavy-duty scotch brite and/or sanding the surface with 320-800 grit sandpaper will improve adhesion. Ultra-Ever Dry® is not recommended for use on acrylics due to the high solvent content.

 

CASE STUDY – Anti-urine Paint

A number of UK local authorities are coating brickwork, concrete and historic buildings with UED to act as a urine repellent. Using UED for this purpose has proved a great success and in many UK city centres UED is commonplace.

Here is an awareness video which was produced by Cheshire West and Chester Council, one of our many UED users.

 

If you have an application for Ultra-Ever Dry please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please note, Ultra-Ever Dry is available for industrial use only and not available to consumers at this time.

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