Most surfaces are designed to work under dry conditions.
Water is often detrimental to materials when their surface becomes penetrated by moisture:
- Metal surfaces corrode and wood degrades.
- Electrical equipment (motors and switches) arc and fail.
- Clothing and other surfaces fail to insulate against weather.
- Cardboard packaging wilts and fails to protect its contents.
Ross Nanotechnology, LLC provides a solution to these problems with NeverWet™ superhydrophobic coatings. NeverWet™ coatings have remained under seawater for over a year and reemerged completely dry. When dirt and dust sit on one of our treated surfaces, water quickly flushes it away. The water is repelled by our coating, and the dirt is attracted to the water. Even under extreme conditions like high pressure spray, they maintain their superhydrophobic characteristics.