Advanced Protective Coatings:

Coatings for 3D Printed Parts

Protective Coatings for 3D Printed Parts

NEI’s line of Advanced Protective Coatings provide tailored functionalities not found in traditional paints, coatings, or surface treatments – such as hydrophobicity, superhydrophobicity, oleophobicity, superoleophobicity, anti-soiling, self-healing, fog resistance, self-cleaning (or easy-to-clean), scratch resistance, anti-corrosion, and anti-icing. Our coatings are versatile and can be applied on a variety of materials – including 3D printed materials. NANOMYTE® Coatings are easy to use and can increase productivity and efficiency by reducing maintenance and extending the service life of your parts.

Abrasion Resistant Coatings

Transparent plastics, such as polycarbonate, acrylic, and molded parts with a high gloss finish, can scratch and scuff easily, and lose transparency quickly, during routine use and maintenance. NANOMYTE® SR-100 fulfills the need for abrasion or scratch resistant coatings on plastic substrates. It forms a ceramic-like hard surface that is needed in a variety of industrial and consumer applications, such as ophthalmic & sportswear lenses, automobile, airplane windows, and 3D printed parts.

Hydrophobic Coatings

NEI’s line of NANOMYTE® hydrophobic coatings provide durable protection from abrasion and liquids and can be applied to a variety of substrates, including plastics, metals, glass, painted surfaces, fabrics, and 3D printed parts. NANOMYTE® SuperCN is a durable, highly hydrophobic coating with a unique combination of properties that includes hydrophobicity and oleophobicity, with good adhesion, superior abrasion, and erosion resistance. Although originally designed for metal surfaces, the coating can also be used on plastics with the use of a primer.

Easy-to-Clean Coatings

NEI’s Easy-to-Clean coatings implement both scratch resistance and non-stick properties to surfaces. Soil and liquids simply slide off the surface of coated components, thereby helping prevent deposits and extending the time between cleanings. NANOMYTE® SR-500EC is a transparent coating designed to make surfaces easy-to-clean. The hard, dense, and smooth coating resists scratching and chipping, strongly adheres to a variety of surfaces, and has superior water repellency and soil resistance. SR-500EC is easy to apply, can be cured at room temperature, and is ideally suited for optical lenses, touch screen protectors, stainless steel appliances, hand rails, faucets, and 3D printed parts.

Custom Coatings

NEI can work with you to develop customized formulations and curing protocols for your 3D printed parts and materials. We provide advanced materials development services based on our experience with several coating technologies, and we also have the in-house capability to coat your components and substrates.  Using the NANOMYTE® Coating technology platform, we can incorporate additional coating functionalities to our existing coatings to meet your specific needs.