ATH-TP-13104

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
< 200
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
Outdoor Weathering
(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

Application Areas

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.


Painting System

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 Data

Application Method Dipping, Flow Coating or Spraying
Cleaning/Thinning PU Thinner
Thinner (Volume) 5-15% depending on method of application
Conventional Spray Requirements 50 psi
Airless Spray Requirements 2200 psi
Nozzle Size 0.018''
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.