FAQ

≡ What cleansers can be used to clean the substrate after application?

Conventional detergents.

≡ The beading effect is not working all of the sudden!

Is there detergent residue on the textile after washing? Tensides interfere with the beading effect -> swivel out with clean water.

≡ After applying to a textile, there is no beading effect!

Detergent residue probably prevented the adhesion of the textile coating on the thread. -> Rinse the washed textiles with clear water before coating.

≡ What are the main advantages of nanoblo® Textiles & Papers compared to competitive products?

Permanence: UV stability, washing machine and detergent resistance, breathability.

≡ Can a printed textile be coated?

Yes!

≡ Are the coatings for textiles also available as a concentrate?

Yes! – This concentrate can be mixed with demineralized water – Done!

≡ A coating for textiles protects against what adhesions?

A coating for textiles protects against moist contaminants. It also prevents the penetration of dirt into the threads and guarantees the easy dissolving of dirt particles.

≡ How long do nanoblo® products last in the bundle?

The guaranteed storability is 6 months; however, based on our experience, we report that no product changes occur even after 1-2 years.

≡ Where and in what temperature do we store nanoblo® nanocoatings?

nanoblo® nanocoatings must be storred in a well ventilated area away from sources of ignition and temperature between +3 έως 30 oC.

≡ What constitutes safe handling during filling?

Some products are ethanol-based and thus hazard materials (UN 1993), packaging group 2 All areas of filling must thus be explosion-protected. No smoking, be careful with fire and open flames.

≡ Handling of open bundles.

Close bundle as quickly as possible after filling.

≡ Equipment when handling chemicals.

The main nanoblo®  products are not harmful to health. Nonetheless, we recommend wearing gloves when handling chemicals.

≡ Can I also coat car paint and aluminium wheels with nanoblo® for painted surfaces?

Yes! We recommend an application using a conventional polishing machine!

≡ What chemical solid is used to make nanoblo® coatings?

SiO2 (silicon dioxide) – the primary ingredient of glass.

≡ Are nanoblo® coatings dangerous or harmful to the environment?

No, they are safe for food and environmentally friendly. SiO2 is an inert substance that surrounds us in nature. It is thus a "basic element" in nature.

≡ How are the strong anti-stick properties and hydrophobia created?

The contained functional group leads to the formation of an extremely low surface energy on the substrate surface. These layers are characterized by very good hydro- and oleophobic finishes and anti-stick effects.

≡ Are the coatings breathable?

Yes!

≡ How can it be that a permanent coating can hold on elastic surfaces like textiles without breaking?

The SiO2 layer on the substrate surface is so thin (100 nanometers) that elasticity is guaranteed without changing the look, feel or other properties of the textile.

≡ Why is the term nano-"sealing" actually wrong?

A sealing always means an airtight coating of the substrate. But SiO2 coatings are breathable.

≡ Is the name "Nano" protected?

No! Unfortunately, manufacturers of low-quality and outdated technologies are also trying to ride the "Nano" wave. Nano is only a unit of measurement. Layer thicknesses below 100-200 nm are normally referred to as nano technology.

Caution: There are many companies that write "Nano" on their products that have nothing to do with SiO2 or TiO2!

≡ What is the difference between the different quality sectors?

The portion of active components in the formulation. These are responsible for the beading behavior and for abrasion resistance on certain surfaces.

≡ Are there health risks?

No! In their hardened state, nanoblo® coatings are even safe in food. The water-based systems can be applied anywhere without concern. For solvent-based systems, we recommend an exhaust hood for spray applications.

≡ Are nanoblo®products environmentally friendly?

Yes! No hazardous substances are created during production. Nano products also create enormous cost savings in the field of cleaning and the use of chemical cleaners.

≡ Do I need to pay attention to the weather when I want to apply a coating outside?

Water-based products should not be used below 2 oC. It should not be raining during application.

≡ What is the drying time for nanoblo®coatings? Can it be accelerated?

Storage-stable: after seconds.

Water-stable: after complete drying of the solvent in the product

Abrasion and chemical stable: after 24 hours

We recommend a drying time of 24 hours for all tests. The drying time can be accelerated by heat (150 oC).

≡ What advantage does nanoblo® have over its competitors?

Financed from 100% capital resources (family company).

Not dependent on stock exchange or banks.

With the "distributor/supplier" business model, nanoblo® usually waives direct sales to industry or end customers = enormous cost savings in the field of marketing = best quality at the lowest price - Personal consulting atmosphere - Continuous further development of existing systems - Regular new developments.