Here is how we ACTivate NANOtechnology

Posted by ACTnano Inc. on Monday, June 8, 2015

"ACTnano's broad spectrum of Advanced nanoGUARD nanocoatings provide manufacturers of everything from textiles to consumer electronics with coating solutions that prevent water, oil, and dirt damage and reduce corrosion rates."

Our Technology

Nanocoating Portfolio

Advanced nanoGUARD (ANG) nanocoatings offer clients a broad spectrum of water, oil, dirt, and corrosion-resistance solutions, each one of which has been specifically engineered to work with specific substrates (everything from electronics to textiles) to solve real-world challenges such as water submersion protection (IPx7) for mobile devices, stain protection for textiles or easy to clean glass.

Protection Performance

In combination with our patent pending application methods, ANG provides the highest level of protection available. We can enable any mobile device to survive accidental submersion for 30 min (IPx7) and can protect wearable technologies from sweat for 100 hours. Our coatings meet these challenges while remaining breathable and benign to electrical contacts without interfering with the aesthetics or physical function of the products. Because of its nanoscale application, ANG is completely undetectable by the human senses of sight, touch, and smell.

Application Methods

There are numerous methods for applying ANG. It can be applied by simple, inexpensive manual methods, such as spraying and wiping, or it can be applied by precision mechanical equipment, such as robotic fluid dispensing equipment (e.g., Nordson ASYMTEK machines). If the customer already has such equipment, it can be inexpensively retrofitted with new nozzles that will allow it to dispense ANG. Cure times for ANG depend on the formula and range from minutes to twenty-four hours. Although some ANG application processes call for heat treatment for maximum effectiveness, most ANG formulas cure at room temperature. Click Here to view nanocoating in action.

"Five distinct families of Advanced nanoGUARD nanocoatings that are both breathable and benign to electrical contacts, which allow ACTnano to offer customers real-world solutions for nearly every manufacturing application"

Nanocoating Solutions

ANG 100 Series - Electronics

The 100 series was specifically engineered to provide extreme water, sweat and oil protection for sensitive consumer electronic components, such as the PCBAs and batteries found in everything from smartphones to automobiles. When combined with our patent pending application methods, the 100 series can provide IPx7 level protection for electronic devices and sweat protection for 100 hours. ANG meets these challenges while allowing heat to dissipate normally, remaining breathable and benign to electrical contacts, without interfering with the aesthetics or physical function of the products to which it is applied.

ANG 200 Series - Textiles

The ANG 200 series is designed for textile-based products, and enables products such as carpets, fabric shoe uppers, suits, dresses and other types of clothing to be extremely water repellent and stain resistant. The ANG 200 series of nanocoatings was specifically developed to keep textile-based products looking fresh and new while still permitting them to remain breathable and without interfering with their aesthetics or physical function. Advanced nanoGUARD 200 series nanocoatings can currently be found on the high-fashion designs of Chicago-based men’s and women’s clothing designer Borris Powell and on Chicago-based shoe company BucketFeet’s canvas shoes.

ANG 300 Series - Glass and Ceramics

The ANG 300 series of nanocoatings is a must-have for manufacturers whose products make extensive use of glass and/or ceramics. This series was specifically engineered to prevent the buildup of light-obstructing agents, like moss, and microbes, and pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, on surfaces that include solar panels, window glass, and urinals.

ANG 400 Series - Plastics

The ANG 400 series of nanocoatings was designed for plastic consumer goods that routinely come into contact with water, oil, and dirt, like consumer coffee makers and electric shavers. Once coated with ANG 300 series nanocoatings, the plastic housings around the operational parts of these kinds of products become virtually impervious to water spotting and the smudging caused by oily fingers, making them easy to clean and giving them aesthetic longevity.

ANG 500 Series - Marine

Advanced nanoGUARD 500 series formulas provide operators of waterborne vessels, such as supertankers, container ships, and cruise ships, with a way to dramatically lower their operating costs. When applied to the hulls of ships, the low friction coefficient of ANG 500 series formulations allows treated vessels to move through the water with greater efficiency by reducing drag. This in turn lowers fuel consumption and operating costs and provides operators with a significant competitive advantage.

"ACTnano provides the highest quality, most capable nanocoatings as well as seamless process integration."

Our Difference

Customers who choose ACTnano, Inc. for their nanocaoting needs are choosing not only the highest quality nanocoatings available on the market today but also a degree of engineering acumen and customer service they won’t find in any other nanocoating company. It means nothing to have the best nanocoating solutions on the market without the willingness to work with clients all the way from the sale, through the procurement process, all the way through to the start of full-scale production.

Unlike some other coating solution companies, ACTnano doesn’t simply provide coatings and walk away. The engineers of ACTnano work closely with every client to help them decide which Advanced nanoGUARD (ANG) formulation their products would benefit from most and which application method (e.g., manual spraying or robotic deposition) is right for their product’s needs. Finally, ACTnano engineers work hard to seamlessly integrate the chosen ANG nanocoating process into a new or existing production line.

"Because Advanced nanoGUARD nanocoatings are compatible with most existing fluid dispensing equipment, ACTnano can offer superior coating solutions with low capital investment requirements."

Capital Investment Requirements

Little to no additional capital investment in equipment is required to seamlessly add an Advanced nanoGUARD (ANG) coating solution to a new or existing manufacturing process. In some cases, existing fluid dispensing equipment (e.g., Nordson ASYMTEK machines) formerly used to dispense other types of coatings can be economically retrofitted with new nozzles and used to apply ANG formulations.

When new equipment is required to add ANG to a manufacturing process, ACTnano engineers work with clients to select the most suitable equipment, all of which is designed, built, and supported by ACTnano strategic partners. Depending on the ANG coatings and application methods finally chosen, clients can typically expect the capital investment in equipment needed to add ANG to a manufacturing process to range from $5,000 to $300,000 US.


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