Superhydrophobic Nano-Coating

Moisture is the root cause of almost all mechanisms that damage mineral building materials. The porous nature of mineral substrates soaks up the water containing contaminants via capillary suction.   This can potentially damage the material in visually displeasing ways.   Preventing water ingress into a substrate structure  can  completely  eliminate  risk  of damages to  the  substrate  caused by  moisture. NANOSTONE products  prevent  moisture  to enter  the  substrate  but  sustain  vapor  permeable  properties  of  it. Nano-protection  is  completely  resistant  to  UV  radiation,  scratches  and  high  amplitude  of  temperatures. Water repellent nano-particles of NANOSTONE are smaller than the pores of the substrate. Due to this and the low viscosity, they penetrate deep into the building material and chemically bond to the inner pore walls, rendering the substrate hydrophobic. External water is kept from entering the pores, while water vapor generated from within the structure can still escape. The structure remains breathable.  NANOSTONE water-repellent products create long-lasting protection (up to 15 years) from negative environmental effects such as: freeze-thaw damage, corrosion, salt burst, florescence, and acid rain attacks. Hydro-phobic Nano-coating combats these problems; not only it increases the longevity of treated structure, but also decreases maintenance costs. Hydrophobic Nano-coatings are ideal for building facades, walls, any other outdoor surfaces, and also historic landmarks and monument you would want kept undamaged.

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Original sources:
http://www.nanoprotect.co.uk/hydrophobic-nano-coatings.html
http://nanotec-usa.com/AeroguardAluprotec.pdf
http://nanolabinc.wordpress.com/category/hydrophobic-nanotechnology/

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