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Hydromer Launches Abrasion Resistant Anti-fog Coatings

Published on 2016-03-24. Author : SpecialChem

BRANCHBURG -- Hydromer, Inc. announces the release of a substantial technological advancement in abrasion resistant anti-fog coatings. This specialty coating will be marketed under the “ABRATE-X518 TM” brand.

Fig. 1: Hydromer

Hydromer invested over 5 years of research and development in the scientific development of an anti-fog coating that would exceed the current industry requirements and expectations of abrasion resistance. Manufacturers of such products as swim goggles, ski goggles, motorcycle and snow-mobile helmet visors, etc., have long been searching for a lens coating that would provide durable anti-fog prevention as well as resist the normal consumer created wear-and-tear.

A few coating suppliers have launched some abrasion resistant anti-fog coatings, but these would only be tested using a “sand-drop” test or a “steel wool” test. The Hydromer management team chose to greatly exceed the performance of these tests by using a “Grinding Wheel”! The Hydromer ABRATE-X518 coating was created to survive the brutal exposure of a Taber Abrator Machine (ASTM-1044-08) to 100 cycles using a 500 gram grinding wheel!

“We are extremely proud to present this new coating technology to a global market that has long been frustrated by the durability issues that are prevalent with anti-fog coatings.”, commented Martin von Dyck, Executive Vice President of Hydromer, Inc., adding, “The Hydromer Team met this engineering/chemical challenge and did so with the environment and user safety in mind. The ABRATE-X518 TM is water based, non-flammable and a one part chemical coating.”

About Hydromer

Hydromer is a bio-technology-based company involved in the research and development, manufacture, contract coating and commercialization of specialized polymer and hydrogel products for medical device, animal health, cosmetic, personal care, and industrial uses. These technologies include Hydromer lubricious / anti-biofouling / thrombo-resisant / cell anti-mitosis / cell growth enhancing coatings for the medical marketplace.

Source: Hydromer

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