superhydrophobic

Superhydrophobic Coating

Super Hydrophobic Coating (SHC) is a superhydrophobic coating formulated to repel rain, snow, and ice. Option of a conveniently packaged aerosol can, which is easy-to-apply as a single-step. The liquid solution can be applied by brush or roller to form a super-hydrophobic film to repel the harshest weather conditions. Through the modification of chemical and physical surface properties, this formula is able to achieve contact angles over 160 degrees. SHC is primarily designed for application to satellite dishes and other outdoor communications fixtures to mitigate signal attenuation caused by natural elements. However, it can be used for a variety of applications that can benefit from its unique ability to repel rain, sleet, snow and greatly reduce ice build up.

  • Super Hydrophobic (contact angle greater than 160 degrees)
  • Oleophobic
  • Single-step Application
  • Spray and dries within minutes
  • Adheres to a variety of substrates including plastic, metal, and painted surfaces
  • White matte finish
  • Intended for use on surfaces that will be left untouched and not exposed to abrasion
  • Radomes (Greatly reduces signal attenuation on radomes for consumer, commercial, and industrials applications)
  • Satellite dishes
  • Radars
  • Antenna Arrays
  • Windmills
  • Outer airplanes parts: nosecone, wing, rutters, horizontal stabilizers

Is SHC suitable for polycarbonate and carbon fiber?

 

Yes


Has SHC been used on X and S band radar antennas?

 

Yes

 

Is the claimed 10 year life in an outdoor environment with UV exposure, salt spray, etc?

 

The 10 year life is based on an standard accelerated life cycle test. Outdoor life can vary depending degree of exposures.


Can it be recoated?

 

Yes


Is it ITAR regulated?

No