In the last years many new products were launched in the market, being advertised as “lotuseffect”, “self cleaning properties”, “super hydrophobic properties” etc. But what is it all about? And do we ever get in touch with these properties in nano technological products we buy today? Basically,the goal is to find a method to review and compare products for surface protection that claim to offerextreme pearl off and easy-to-clean properties (hydrophobic properties). A very simple measuringmethod to give answer on these questions is contact angle measuring and durability testing under standardized conditions.
We at Nanogate are using a method where we are simultaneously measuring contact angles and exposing the surface to simulated abrasion. By using this method we are able to create graphs that Show how different products perform initially and when exposed to abrasion.