You can find here some technical content about our Smart Coatings range of products.
- EXOCOAT® AC
Have a look at some performance data of EXOCOAT® AC under corrosive stress
- EXOCOAT 151
Nano-Titanium Oxide based Antimicrobial Coatings
Performance data of nano-titanium oxide as antimicrobial coating according to (ISO) international standards (…)
- EXOCOAT 151A
Keeping the Surface Clean: EXOCOAT 151A
EXOCOAT 151A is a doped nano-titanium oxide sol with a strong photocatalytic performance (…)
- EXOCOAT Clearview 2
Scrub Resistance EXOCOAT Clearview-2
A coating based on EXOCOAT Clearview-2 was evaluated on its scrub resistance according to ASTM D2486. EXOCOAT Clearview-2 was tested against a non-wax based market standard (…)
- EXOCOAT 143
Non-stick resins for Easy to Clean and Anti-Graffiti Coatings
Axcentive has recently developed new non-stick resins for easy to clean (E2C) and anti-graffiti coatings. Coating based on these new resins show strong graffiti repellence (…)
- 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.
- The Technology behind Car and Yacht Protective Finishes
Cars and yachts are probably the most valuable assets we may possess in our lives. They inspire us to travel to great places or are just used for day-to-day commuting. Independent of their function it is important for most people to keep them to appear shiny and new. Car and yacht manufacturers have recognized this and have come up with immaculate coatings with brilliant colours and high gloss. Protection of car and yacht coatings is a job of its own and specialised detailers and care companies apply finishes on top of the coating that move the aesthetics to the next level. These finishes are typically thin clear films that are applied by wiping and buffing (…)