Technical library

Because at Axcentive we are eager to offer our customers an experimented support, we have developped this technical library for your reference.

In this section, you can find technical articles related to our Smart Coatings range of products.

EXOCOAT® AC

Good performances under corrosive stress

EXOCOAT® 151

Performance data of nano-titanium oxide as antimicrobial coating according to (ISO) international standards (…)

EXOCOAT® Clearview-2

A coating based on EXOCOAT Clearview-2 was evaluated on its scrub resistance according to ASTM D2486 (…)

EXOCOAT® 151A

A doped nano-titanium oxide sol with a strong photocatalytic performance that helps keeping the surface clean (…)

EXOCOAT® 143

EXOCOAT® AG-2

Axcentive has recently developed new non-stick resins for easy to clean (E2C) and anti-graffiti coatings (…)

MODULAR SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGY FOR FUNCTIONAL COATINGS

Sol-gel materials include a wide range of inorganic and hybrid organic/inorganic compounds which are prepared by a common synthesis method described by sol-gel-technology. They are made from metal alkoxide precursors that undergo transformation from singular molecules through sols, which progress to gels and then to strong solid materials.
Since the precursors are liquid in nature, sol-gels are ideal materials to be used in coatings for standard, and especially complex shapes. An essential element of the sol-gel process is the hydrolysis and consequent polymerization of the metal-oxide backbone, which is of key importance to form coatings.
In fact, due to the large versatility in choice of precursors, sol-gel-technology may be utilized to formulate coatings with specific functionalities such as easy-to-clean, superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic or self-cleaning; either as stand-alone attributes, or as combinations.