Our ceramic pro coating solutions are composed of two different kinds of precursors organic pre ceramics and anorganic quartz.

Organic ceramics generate dense ceramic layers with Si N Si and Si O Si structures. Consequently coatings are extremely resistant to heat and provide excellent protection against corrosion and weathering In addition their strong non stick properties repel water and dirt. Paints are distorted upon hitting the coated surface and are hardly able to bond with the ceramic coating, thus demotivating graffiti artists. Graffiti removal is easily facilitated.

Anorganic quartz generates a film composed of silicon dioxide (similar to quartz or glass) and provides many substrates with anti scratch properties as well as excellent stability to chemicals and heat.

EFFECTS IN DETAIL

EASY CLEAN CERAMIC PRO COATINGS FOR PERFECT SURFACES

Make life easier for industrial customers as well as consumers with ceramic pro coating solutions. They will save a lot of time and effort when cleaning cars, kitchens, boats and buildings.

Easy To Apply, Easy To Clean

Easy To Apply, Easy To CleanThe appearance of even the most well maintained environments can easily be compromised:

  • Sweaty hands leave permanent traces on stainless steel surfaces
  • Mud splashes on cars
  • Vandals leave graffiti on trains
  • Their cleaning requires a lot of time and aggressive chemicals

Ceramic protection prepares the material for constant cleaning and contributes significantly to reduce contamination, thus saving not only time, but in the long run also reducing material costs.

How Does The Effect Of Ceramic Pro Coating Work?

Unwanted graffiti can be removed easily and quicklyHydrophobicity is the magic word it describes the capability of Nanoflex ® Dura, Dura VF and Dura HD to repel water and to keep surfaces in good condition.

  • Cleaning requires only a small amount of water and cleaning liquid, no abrasive or aggressive cleaning methods are necessary.
  • Unwanted graffiti can be removed easily and quickly. Ceramic pro coating solutions also prevent damage caused by chemicals from paints.

Easy clean coatings such as Nanoflex ® Dura, Nanoflex ® Dura VF and Nanoflex ® Dura HD are used in the following sectors:

Transport:

  • Automotive
  • Marine
  • Public transport e.g. trams and trains

Architecture And Building Construction:

  • Building facades
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Industry
  • Interior fixtures and fittings, e. g. stainless steel sinks
  • Our ceramic pro coating solutions are able to protect the following materials:
    • Metal, e. g. steel
    • Aluminium
    • Polymers (plastics)
    • Glass and ceramics, e.g. bus stops

SCRATCH PROTECTION AGAINST WEAR & TEAR

SCRATCH PROTECTION AGAINST WEAR & TEARThe slightest damage to a surface is a curse, especially on high gloss surfaces. Our ceramic pro coating solutions for an enhanced scratch resistance provides the automotive, construction and marine industries, and many other sectors with optimal surface protection.

  • For scratch resistant surfaces
  • All it takes is one slight accidental movement when getting into a new car and the perfect surface can be damaged by a small scratch from a ring, a handbag or a zipper.
  • Besides Nanoflex ® Dura, Dura VF and Dura HD Nanoflex ® Sapphire provides all interior and exterior surfaces with a particularly enhanced scratch resistance.

Use our ceramic coating solutions for a scratch resistant finish on surfaces in the following areas:

Automotive scratch resistant coatingTransport:

  • Automotive
  • Marine
  • Public transport e.g. trams and trains

Architecture And Building Construction:

  • Building facades
  • Interior fixtures and fittings, e. g. stainless steel sinks
  • Industry
  • Production plants
  • Our ceramic pro coating solutions are able to protect the following materials:
    • Metal, e. g. steel
    • Aluminium
    • Plastics

CORROSION PROTECTION

  • Corrosion protectionWeathering, high air humidity and other tough environmental conditions may damage materials through corrosion and surface rust.
  • Even aluminium based material and equipment is at risk of being corroded. Any surface damage will create a negative visual impact.
  • For boats, building facades, vehicles or facilities such as wind parks and industrial facilities corrosion may pose a huge problem with regard to maintenance and safety requirements.

Corrosion protection does not only retain the appearance of a surface, but also prevents future surface damage to steel and other metals. Surfaces protected by an effective ceramic pro coating against corrosion repel the damaging elements and retain their quality and appearance.

Our ceramic pro coating solutions are used across a large number of sectors:

Transport:

  • Automotive industry
  • Marine
  • Aviation
  • Public transportation, e. g. trains and tramways

Architecture and building construction

  • Building facades
  • Decorative interior fittings, e. g. stainless steel sinks
  • Industry
  • Windparks
  • Production plants
  • Pipelines

CERAMIC PRO COATING FORMULATIONS IN DETAIL

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

Dura → organic Sapphire → inorganic
Polymer Si-N-H polymer with organic residues
(contains carbon)
Pure Si-N-H polymer without
carbon
After curing SiO2 layer with carbon residues; less
carbon residues under high temp baking
Pure SiO2 layer (glass ceramic)
Cracking Threshold of Resin 30+μm layer < 2 μm layer
Electrical insulation Good (carbon contamination) Excellent (same as glass ceramic)
Hardness/flexibility Soft/bendable Hard/brittle
Chemical Barrier (H2O, O2 & other gases) Good Excellent
Effects Dura Dura VF Dura HD Sapphire BC Sapphire rating
Easy-clean / stain repellent ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** excellent
*****

****

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not recommended
*

Water repellent **** **** **** ** ***
Graffiti protection ***** ***** ***** **** *****
Scratch protection *** *** ***** ***** *****
Hardness up to 9H up to 9H 9H > 9H > 9H
Corrosion protection *** *** **** **** *****
Anti aging **** **** **** **** ****
Easy to apply **** ***** **** **** **
Density of cured film *** *** **** ***** *****
Number of max. possible layers (in time-lag of) 3 (5 min) 3 (5 min) 2 (5 min) 5 (1 h) 2 (1 h)
Gloss ***** *** **** **** ***
Durability **** **** ***** **** *****
Temperature stability (°C) 600 600 800 1000 1000

SUITABLE SURFACES

Dura Dura VF Dura HD Sapphire BC Sapphire rating
Car bodywork ***** ***** ***** ***** * excellent
*****

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compatibility check required
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not recommended
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Plastics ** ***** *** *** *
Metals ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Minerals ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Unfinished wood ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Lacquered wood ** ***** ** ** **
Gelcoat ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Pu ** ***** ** ** **
Glass ***** ***** **** ***** **
Leather * *** * * *

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE of DURA

5: No Effect – No detectable change in the material surface.
4: Excellent – Slight detectable change in colour or gloss, but no change in function or life of the surface.
3: Good – A clearly discernible change in colour or gloss, but no significant impairment of surface life or function.
2: Fair – Considerable change in appearance due to dis-coloration or etching, possibly resulting in deterioration of function over an extended period of time.
1: Fail – Pitting, cratering or erosion of the surface. Obvious and significant deterioration.

DU: Dura derivates
DUA: Dura as additive in lacquer
AM: Alkyd melamine system
PU: 2K Polyurethane system

WEATHERING RESISTANCE of DURA

  • DIN EN ISO 11341 paints and varnishes
  • Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation
  • Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation (2000 hours)

DU: Dura derivates
DUA: Dura as additive in lacquer
AM: Alkyd melamine system
PU: 2K Polyurethane system

APPLICATION

PRODUCT APPLICATION AND TOOLS

Surface coating applicationAll versions of our ceramic pro coating products are supplied ready to use. Depending on the substrate they can be applied with microfiber applicators or paint rollers (microfiber flocking). The product is also suitable for spray application.

Spray Application

Process: HVLP compressed air

Working pressure: approx. 2 3 bar

Nozzles: 0.8 1.3 mm

The spray gun can be cleaned with for example n Butyl acetate

Shelf life: 12 months from delivery date, at 20 CSurface coating application tools

CONDITION OF SUBSTRATE

The substrate to be coated must be clean, grease free and completely dry Areas which are difficult to reach, such as cavities or drainage channels etc should be dried with absorbent cloths or blown dry with compressed air On contact with a damp substrate surface, ceramic coatings react prematurely and cannot form a permanent bond The substrate and environmental temperature must be between +5°C and +30°C, the relative humidity at 30% – 80%.

Dura, Dura VF and Dura HD: full curing at room temperature in 5 7 days

The recommended curing conditions for our ceramic pro coating solution (until water resistant) are:

  • Room temperature 8 – 12 hours
  • 80°C two hours
  • 130°C – 180°C one hour

Sapphire and Sapphire Base coat: full curing at room temperature in 24 hours

The recommended curing conditions (until water resistant) are:

  • Room temperature 6 hours
  • 80°C 1 hour
  • 130°C – 180°C: 30 min

SAFETY AND STORAGE

SAFETY

Safety FirstSafety instructions for our cermic pro coating solutions are detailed on the material safety data sheet and should be followed unconditionally

  • Wear solvent resistant gloves (e.g. butyl or nitrile rubber gloves) when applying the product.
  • Wear suitable eye protection (safety glasses or face mask).
  • Provide adequate ventilation of working area.
  • Wearing a half mask with filter types A2 B2 E2 K2 Hg/P3 when applying the product is recommended.
  • The solution must not be mixed or diluted with other solvents.
  • Store in a cool (10 C) dry place with adequate ventilation.
  • Open the container periodically to release overpressure (ammonia, hydrogen).
  • Keep away from fire, sparks, water, moisture, alcohols and other chemical substances.

STORAGE

Ceramic pro coatings should be stored in a cool 10 C), dry place with sufficient ventilation Ventilate sealed containers regularly (once per month) to release pressure Ventilation dates should be verifiable This activity will minimize the accumulation of ammonia, hydrogen and self igniting silane gas.

Avoid Scam and Fraud! – characteristics of 9H ceramic pro coatings

  1. Ceramic coatings
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    Ammonium hydroxide smell Polysilazanes can only be manufactured using it

  2. Sensitivity to humidity they react with air humidity to create a chemical bond
  3. Sold in pressure resistant aluminium or glass bottles they can resist pressure in the bottle
  4. No ethanol solvent odour ! this is from silane or polysiloxane technology with only a fraction of durability and protection