Nanokote can enhance stainless steel and light metals by enabling permanent functionality such as self-cleaning and exceptional corrosion protection. These properties benefit manufacturers and end users alike. Permanent anti-corrosion coatings provide extreme chemical and abrasion resistance to extend the life of metals in harsh environments. Our anti-corrosion coatings provide low cost alternatives to PVDF and anodising while protecting aluminum.
Our metal finishes can also provide anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch properties. These features enhance surfaces such as stainless steel and aluminum, putting an end to unsightly scratches and fingerprints. Surfaces will be able to maintain their new appearance when coated with Nanokote.
Direct to Metal (DTM) Protective Coatings
Long Lasting Self-Cleaning Metal Finishes
Nanokote uses revolutionary technology that in most cases can significantly enhance the lifespan and durability of metal objects and structures while providing a significant cost reduction in protection. When one coat of Nanokote is applied it is able to modify the properties of the surface without significantly changing the look of the exterior due to its very low coating thickness (3 – 5 microns as a clear coat of 15 micron as a pigmented coating).
- Non-stick surface resulting in a self-cleaning surface
- Permanent anti-corrosion properties
- Surface coatings to provide extreme abrasion resistance
- Extends the life of metals in harsh environments
- Anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch metal finishing
- Remains stable under high temperatures (more than 1292°F or 700°C)
- Very cost-effective low cost alternative to traditional protection process
tests conducted with Nanokote include the following:
- Acidic Humidity (30 Cycles, 0.2 SO2)
- Constant Humidity (1,000 h)
- Salt-Spray (>3,000 h)
- Boiling test (2 h dest. Water)
- UV-Resistance (QUV 300 h)
- Heat transfer
NanoKote metal finishing passed all of the tests listed above without showing any signs of damage through blistering, cracking, flaking or softening.
Nanokote’s anti-corrosion coatings provide permanent protection against tea staining, fingerprints and scratches. All are properties that are important when using light metals and stainless steel in production. Traditionally anti-corrosion coatings use dangerous heavy metals and require three separate coats including a primer, an epoxy coating and then a top coat polyurethane. Overall this can amount to well in excess of 100 microns in coating thickness while most NanoKote coatings are only 8-10 microns which can give a coverage of up to 60 m2 per kg
Existing processes can not only impact the visual nature of the metal surface but they can also become a costly exercise from a coating consumption and labour point of view. By comparison, Nanokote is a one coat process producing a coating thickness of only a few microns that does not require priming.