What is Nanotechnology?

Important and often mistaken basics


  • Nanotechnology is not the same as only a water-repellent.
  • Nanotechnology is not the same as the lotus-/rolling-off effect
  • Nanotechnology does not mean self-cleaning

NANOTECHNOLOGY is and is able to do a lot more…

We are talking about chemical nanotechnology, which can be applied by the end-user by rubbing in, spraying or coating to different systems.

It took more than 40 years until the industrial conditions for the realization of this idea were established. Already in 1959, Richard P. Feynman gave a lecture on future nano-research („There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom“, published in ‚Eng. +Scientifics', 1960, issue 23, page 22 ff.).


Nanotechnology is the systematic construction in atomic and molecular dimensions. In the world of nanotechnology one has to learn to think on a really tiny scale. In physics, “nano” describes one part in a billion of a unit, one nanometer is one part in a billion of one meter. In this dimensions, five to ten atoms can be arranged side by side. One nanometer in comparison to a meter is as small as a football is compared to our planet. Anything below 100 nanometers belongs to the field of nanotechnology.

How does it work?

Nano-sealants consist of nano-particles, which are bonded in a vehicle consisting of different components; one kind of which gets connected firmly to the surface and other components that operate the effects desired. These particles arrange intelligently during application (phase 1): the bonding components move to the surface, the anti-adherence components orient themselves towards the air (phase 2). In this “self-organisation” an ultra-thin, glass-like coating is created that is homogeneously linked to the surface, and thus grants extreme durability (phase 3).

 

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3