Products by nanoquartz

Components of the nanocoating

Our nanoquartz products are nanoproducts on mineral base. Using ethanol or distilled water as a solvent. As active components, which actually cause the nano effect, oxides of various minerals are used. These include, for example, silicon dioxide as the main component, but also titanium oxide or zirconium oxide. Of these components also the use of the term quartz is derived from: quartz silicon is well known as a raw material for glass production and available in almost unlimited form as a natural resource.
Nanotechnology enables the use of these resources for new purposes. Special coatings with extra-ordinary features can be prepared. Thus, the advantages of various materials are combined. The body of an object may be manufactured from proven and suitable for the intended use material, the surface can be optimized with a special coating. The interlacing to a quartz lattice ultimately brings the desired positive effects.

  • eco-friendly and natural raw materials
  • distinctive quartz lattice for surface optimization
  • covering of microscopic unevennesses
  • simplified purification thanks to hydrophobicity
  • distinctive contact angle

Effects of nano products

Our products are designed exclusively for use on various surfaces. Surfaces can be rough (as natural stones, plasters) or micro-rough (for example: glass, ceramics). In both cases the effect is the same: the in the scanning electron microscope visible rough "mountains" and "valleys" with an uneven surface micro-surface are "covered" with the nano-coating. Is this application of the coating done by polishing or spraying, it comes to self-interlacing of the nano particles, since the particular solvent (ethanol or distilled water) evaporates and only the lattice structure remains. The nano lattice is often called as nano sealant, however, like described above this is not entirely correct: it is a relative, semi-permeable seal that acts selectively on the respectively applied molecule.
The then observed macroscopic effects are significantly reduced adhesion of molecules at the interface and thus to the hydrophobic and oleophobic characteristics, a considerably – and this is in addition to the self-cleaning the decisive effect – reduced effort to remove all undesirable residues on the coated surface.
As valid measure for assessing the degree of the interlacing of the nano lattice and for the objective evaluation of the properties described, the so-called contact angle has been established: it is the angle between the boundary layer as a water droplet and the surface itself and is (theoretically) between 0° and 180°. Generally speaking, the larger the contact angle, the better the described nano-properties are visible, the higher is the quality of the nanocoating.