I have a consistent problem with spilling drinks. No glass of water or bottle of beer is safe near me. It’s not my fault, of course; gravity just works more strongly on liquids when I’m nearby. Clearly.
So when I saw this video today for NeverWet, I was not joking when I exclaimed: “I want to coat my house in this!” It’s amazing…I have no idea how they manage to do it, but when and if this ever becomes a commercial product they will make millions. I could see this stuff coating clothing, rugs, tables, and athletic wear. Forget Gore-Ttex, imagine wearing boots coated in NeverWet! You’d never come in from the snow with soggy shoes again.
Here’s how Ross Nanotechnologies explains NeverWet:
Water is often detrimental to materials when their surface becomes penetrated by moisture:
- Metal surfaces corrode and wood degrades.
- Electrical equipment (motors and switches) arc and fail.
- Clothing and other surfaces fail to insulate against weather.
- Cardboard packaging wilts and fails to protect its contents.
Ross Nanotechnology, LLC provides a solution to these problems with NeverWet™ superhydrophobic coatings. NeverWet™ coatings have remained under seawater for over a year and reemerged completely dry. When dirt and dust sit on one of our treated surfaces, water quickly flushes it away. The water is repelled by our coating, and the dirt is attracted to the water. Even under extreme conditions like high pressure spray, they maintain their superhydrophobic characteristics.
It’s a super fancy way of saying “We can squirt a tennis shoe with Hershey’s Syrup and it slides right off”. Check out the video below if you don’t believe me, and then let us know in the comments what you’d coat with NeverWet!
Via Carpe Diem