Gentoo is the next generation of corrosion-resistant andeasy-cleaning coatings. With its combination of high performingabrasion resistance and very low sliding angle, Gentooexcels where other coatings have fallen short. Traditional hydrophobic coatings are clear and abrasion resistant,but do not shed fluid easily. Superhydrophobic coatingsare generally great at shedding water, but are not clear,and are easily removed. Whether its abrasion resistance, oilrepellency or visual clarity, conventional coatings have theirlimitations. Gentoo changes that. Gentoo is a clear coating that not only repels water but mostoils and solvents. It is also able to withstand significant abrasionwithout sacrificing performance.
How does it work?
Gentoo is a dense polymer system that forms a barrieragainst corrosion initiators. This is due to its low surface energy,high density, and low porosity. The system is conformal,pinhole free, and very thin (4-6 microns) comparedwith traditional polymer coatings but far more dense anddurable. The higher density of the system provides an excellentbarrier to water and corrosive ions.
Gentoo has robust adhesion to painted, plated, and baremetallic substrates, as well as glass and surface primed plastics.The coating has demonstrated excellent resistance tosalt spray, UV exposure,and chemical exposure significantimprovements over traditional hydrophobic coatings.
When used on top of other qualified systems, Gentoo furtherreduces corrosion and extends the lifetime of the barriersystem and therefore the coated substrate. This is due toits excellent water and salt shedding properties and impact resistance. These properties also significantly reduce the effectsof galvanic corrosion of dissimilar metals.
The low sliding angle combined with the high dirt and solventresistance of the coating allows for easy cleaning ofmany surfaces with less water. See the video below to see testing that was done to test Gentoo for anti-graffiti applications.
Gentoo is a two-part coating that is mixed together and thenapplied as a single coat. It can be flow-coated, dip-coated,HVLP sprayed, or painted on with a brush or roller. It providesa lightweight, thin (4-6 microns) coating with minimalsurface preparation.
Offers superior resistance to most oils, solvents, and acids.
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