FlotechPS is the UK distributor for Ultra Ever-Dry; a revolutionary Ultratech product. Ultra-Ever Dry is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid.
Ultra-Ever Dry uses proprietary nanotechnology to coat an object and create a barrier of air on its surface. This barrier repels water, refined oil, wet concrete, and other liquids unlike any other coating.
Ultra-Ever Dry has excellent adhesion and abrasion resistance, compared to previous technologies, allowing it to be used in applications where greater durability is required.
Ultra Ever-Dry FAQs
How does Ultra-Ever Dry work?
The bottom coat bonds to most materials and acts as a primer. It provides a consistent material for the top coat to bond to while interacting with the top coat to self-assemble the surface, creating fi nely textured geometry.
This surface is comprised of patterns of geometric shapes and billions of interstitial spaces.
There are “high points” in the surface that help to create a low surface energy, which causes droplets of water to touch a very small percentage of the coating. The water in the droplet that does not touch these “high points” is held together by intermolecular cohesive forces of the water molecules. It is the combination of these elements that allow Ultra-Ever Dry® to be superhydrophobic and oleophobic for some, but not all, oil-based liquids.
What do the terms “superhydrophobic” and “oleophobic” mean?
Ultra-Ever Dry® surface protection coating creates a solid/liquid contact angle of 160-175 degrees in air. Well-known windshield water repellents have a contact angle closer to 110 degrees and are only hydrophobic.
A superhydrophobic contact angle allows for the self-cleaning properties associated with Ultra-Ever Dry®. Oleophobicity refers to the ability to repel some, but not all, oil-based liquids (which have values of surface tension less than that of water). Unfortunately, oleophobicity is not an absolute term, as many oils have broad ranges of surface tension which may straddle the limit of the eff ective range of Ultra-Ever Dry®. For many oils, testing is required to determine if the specifi c oil or grade of oil will be repelled by Ultra-Ever Dry®.
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.