Features Of A Newly-Invented High-Cohesive Super-hydrophobic Coating Material

High-Cohesive Super-hydrophobic Coating Material

Ultratech has released a newly discovered material that shows a high level of cohesion property in its liquid form. The video released through the interesting engineering created awareness of how effective the material can be in keeping clothes free of stains.

While in its liquid form filled with a colored agent, the material was filled in a bucket and pour on a shirt.

Instead of soaking or wetting the shirt and causing the coloring agent to stick on the shirt, it formed a strong cohesive force within its molecules and quickly rolled off from the shirt’s surface.

Meanwhile, a similar result conducted with water showed a different result where the shirt got stained and wet with the water and the color agent in it.

When tested between a wet concrete block and a dried concrete block, it showed higher repel for the wet block than the dry block.

This feature shows it high repels water and any surface it occupies. While on the dry surface, the cohesion was less and it did not roll off as it did on the surface of the wet-block.

It is a liquid that can promise ultra-dryness to every surface it is poured. Its ability to stick together within its molecules makes it appear like mercury in its liquid form.

It is also superhydrophobic for coating purposes where no penetration of water is allowed.

There is more to this material’s application than mere experiments. Using its liquid state as an advantage, the material has the potential of shading a considerable area or surface away from water drops.

Materials such as water, oils, and wet concrete can be repelled by it, causing a sharp cohesion bonding within its molecules.

Details of possible areas of application of the material in modern engineering have not been given.

However, evidence showed that it will have vital areas of application, especially in the aspect of vibration control, surface coating, etc.

Philip Nduka

Philip is a graduate of Mechanical engineering and an NDT inspector with vast practical knowledge in other engineering fields, and software.

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