Hydrophobic solution

To make your glass water-repellent we use a state-of-the-art product: a mixture of synthetic polymers that is designed to alter the properties of glass and similar non-porous surfaces. With this solution, water, sleet and snow are repelled from the surface. It also reduces the adhesion and accumulation of residues on glass and non-porous surfaces from many other materials, such as dust, salt and other environmental substances.

In order to produce a glass surface capable of repelling water, the polar properties of water and the glass surface are utilised. A state-of-the-art product is simply used to change the polarity… making it hydropholic. Technically it is known as a non-polar surface with hydrophobic properties… i.e. it repels water

Hydrophobic solution... How is it obtained? Where can it be applied?

How is it achieved?

The product is applied to a glass surface which renders the surface of the glass hydrophobic. This is achieved through the use of silicone polymers… more specifically organopolysiloxanes (polymeric materials containing silicon, oxygen and organic groups).

When the silicon polymers are bonded to the surface of the glass, the surface changes from hydrophilic to hydrophobic. Thus, when a water molecule approaches the treated silicon surface it does not see the attractive sites for the bonds and therefore seeks out other water molecules, which it binds to instead of binding to the glass surface. This causes the water molecules to bind in small droplets on the glass surface.

Since these water droplets are not attracted to the glass surface they can be easily removed through forces such as wind currents or other physical forces. A similar process occurs with other materials such as dust, for example.

With this solution, maintenance time and costs are reduced… and the glass is always clean.

Where can it be applied?

Can be used for interior and exterior commercial and residential surfaces or on boats. It can be used on all glass surfaces, mirrors, non-ferrous metals, porcelain, fibreglass, non-vitreglass tiles and most plastic materials. It can also be used on polished natural stone surfaces, taking into account the possible effects of forming a moisture barrier.

The product we use is chemically compatible with all anodised casit, silicone, epoxy enamel, polyurethane and fluoropolymer coatings.

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