Traditional hydrophobic coatings are clear and abrasion resistant but do not shed fluid easily. Superhydrophobic coatings are generally great at shedding water but are not clear, and are easily removed. Whether it’s abrasion resistance, oil repellency or visual clarity, conventional coatings have their limitations.
Gentoo is a clear coating that not only repels water but most oils and solvents as well. It is also able to withstand significant abrasion without sacrificing performance. Originally developed to keep military jet fighter canopies clean and free of rain, dirt and debris.
Gentoo has performed well in many other applications, including:
- Corrosion resistance
- Building and vehicle windows
- Fire escapes
- Security camera lenses