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MetaShield Launches Anti-fingerprint and Nanotechnology-based Coating

Published on 2019-11-08. Author : SpecialChem

fingerprint-free-coating TAGS:  Architectural Coatings     Automotive Coatings     Smart Coatings   

MetaShield has launched NANOPRINT, an anti-fingerprint and nanotechnology-based coating which reduces the appearance of fingerprints and smudges by as much as 70 percent on a variety of consumer and commercial products.

NANOPRINT Reduces Maintenance Time and Cost

NANOPRINT is a cost-competitive coating compared to alternative products in the marketplace. The advanced thin-film provides added flexibility and durability that OEMs and application developers can apply with a simple, one-coat spray.

NANOPRINT improves products’ day-to-day appearance and increases their cleanability and decreases maintenance time and costs. It is a sol-gel based formula comprising of a patent-pending technology that creates a single, thin layer adhering to glass surfaces to absorb/repel dirt, water, oils, sweat and smudges that cause unsightly fingerprints.

Existing anti-fingerprint coatings force a choice between durability, easy application, or reasonable cost. With NANOPRINT, we offer all three. The technology is not only designed to improve appearance but reduces cleaning and maintenance expenses as well,” said Martin Ben-Dayan, CEO MetaShield.

Commercial Benefits and Applications of NANOPRINT

The optically transparent coating is designed for glass-based surfaces in a wide range of industries. The consumers' products benefiting from NANOPRINT include:
  • Automotive interiors
  • Electronic devices with touch-based technology
  • Household appliances
  • Mirrors

Applications Include:

  • Buildings
  • Public touch-based screens
  • Display cases
  • Storefront and residential windows
  • Architectural glass
  • Camera-based sensors and more…

Surfaces coated with NANOPRINT require less time to clean since the reduced amounts of residue are wiped away easily with a dry cloth. Further, it avoids the need for harsh cleaning agents which increase the risk of corrosion over time.

Beyond aesthetics, NANOPRINT may also enhance safety by optimizing consumers’ viewing conditions and improve the performance of touch-based technology by reducing the accumulation of contaminants that enable fingerprints and other soiling.

Working Mechanism of the Coating

By adjusting the chemistry on a glass surface, NANOPRINT produces an oleophilic and slightly hydrophobic coating that repels fingerprints, thereby largely preventing them from sticking to the surface, making them less visible and easier to clean.

NANOPRINT is versatile enough to apply on flat and shaped surfaces. Its one-coat, conventional spray method, followed by a mild heat cure, makes the process both rapid and scalable for high-throughput manufacturing without the cost of expensive equipment or substantial investments in manufacturing facilities.

Source: MetaShield
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