Nanofilm Reactive Thin Films

Nanofilm develops transparent and invisible polymer films that are as little as 1 or 2 molecules thick and impart properties including hydrophobicity and resistance to abrasion and contaminants.

For these nanofilms to form a continuous, regular coating on glass, plastic or other substrate, the molecules must self-assemble. Ordinary coatings are like paint, flowing into the millions of microscopic pores in a surface then cross-bonding with other coatings molecules. By contrast, self-assembling films form molecular bonds to a surface as well as surrounding molecules.

A self-assembling film begins as a formula containing active molecular material in a solvent matrix. When applied to a substrate, individual molecules of the active material in the formula align themselves such that the strongest possible chemical bond is made to the surface as well as to surrounding molecules.

Nanofilm has a history of expertise in developing formulations containing active materials that both deliver required surface characteristics and are carefully matched to substrate composition to create a long-lasting coating. Moreover, our R&D chemists are experienced in the requirements of commercialization and adept at developing these films for use in current coatings processes.