Paint Polyurethane Semi-Gloss Super Hydrophobic Nano Coating
Land Platforms and equipment in combat zones are longest exposed to inclement climate conditions threatening platforms longevity and structural rigidity thus marginalizing equipment's efficiency and service life over the years.
Aether Nano proof Coatings are a surface Treatment capable of imparting hydrofobicity, Water proofing and Dirt Repellency to coated substrate in a simple one step process. The Coating is applied by dipping, Flow Coating or Spraying and results in super hydrophobic, dirt resistant self-cleaning film like coating. The Coating is free of Chrome and Lead Pigments, limits are < 90 PPM.
Physical Properties of Formulation
|Viscosity of Mixed Paint @300C||ASTM D 1200||40-60 Seconds (Max)|
|Specific Gravity@300C||ASTM D 1475-85||12.00±0.50 Kg/ 10L|
|Fineness of Grind||ASTM D 1210-05(2014)||< 15 Microns|
|Flash Point (Closed Cup)||ASTM D 93||> 200C|
Performance Properties of Dried Coating
|Specular Gloss @600||ASTM D 523-14(2018)||In between 15-60 as per the requirement|
|Contact Angle Water Oil||ASTM D 7334||>100 0
|Colors||IS 5, Pantone, RAL and Federal Standard 595-C||ΔE<1|
|Mandrel Bend Test ¼“||ASTM D 522||No Sign of Damage, Detachment or Cracking|
|Resistance to Heat||IS 101 (Part7, Sec 3)||Passes the test|
|Dry Abrasion Resistance (Taber Abrasion )||ASTM D 4060||> 125 Mg. Loss (Max) @1000 Cycle|
|Adhesion by Tape Test||ASTM D 3359||>= 4A|
|Solvent Resistance (MEK)||ASTM D 5402||The Coating Withstands 25 Double rub|
|Dry Film Thickness||ASTM D 1005-95 (2013)||30-40 Micron|
|Resistance to Humidity Under Conditions of Condensation||IS 101 (Part6, Sec 1)||No Sign of Corrosion in 500 Hours|
|Salt Fog Resistance||ASTM B 117-19||No signs of Flaking, Blistering & Corrosion|
(a) Accelerated Weathering (500 Hours)
(b) Natural Exposure
|ASTM G 155|| Gloss Retention of 90 % (Min)
After 1 Year 80 % Gloss Retention
After 3 Years 60 % Gloss Retention
This Coating is recommended for Water Proofing and Water Repellency of Coated Substrates, converting it to Self Cleaning and Protecting the Substrate from water, dust and dirt. Best for combat equipment and land platforms.
|Priming||Epoxy Zinc Phosphate Primer||Air/Airless Spray|
|Putty||Unsaturated Polyester Putty||By Knifing/Spatula|
|Surfacer||PU Surfacer||Air/Airless Spray|
|Finishing||PU Topcoat||Air/Airless Spray|
Surface Preparation / Cleaning
The surface should be sand blasted adhering to SA 2.5 specifications. Surface should be free of oil, grease, dust and loose particles. For mechanical cleaning surface should be sand blasted to min. ST 2 standards. Soundly prepared surfaces will lead to a better paint application. When used over old coating systems, the surface must be clean, dry and properly anchored.
|Application Method||Dipping, Flow Coating or Spraying|
|Thinner (Volume)||5-15% depending on method of application|
|Conventional Spray Requirements||50 psi|
|Airless Spray Requirements||2200 psi|
|Mixing Ratio (By Volume)||5:1 (v/v)|
|Pot Life @30°C||8 hours|
Safety, Handling, Storage, Shelf Life:
Store in a cool ( ~25°C ) and dry area, and keep away from direct sun light. For detailed handling procedures please refer to product's MSDS. When stored properly, product has a 1 Year shelf life.