NANOMYTE® SuperAi is a nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-icing properties to the underlying substrate. Surfaces treated with SuperAi exhibit reduced ice adhesion (by up to 60%), thereby preventing ice buildup. The transparent coating is hard and dense, while providing a smooth and glossy finish, with low haze. SuperAi is a versatile coating that can be applied directly on a variety of substrate materials, including plastics, metals, glass, concrete and ceramics. The low viscosity formulation spreads quickly – even over complex surfaces – and cures under ambient conditions.
In independent tests performed at multiple sites, it has been shown that NANOMYTE® SuperAi reduces the adhesion strength of ice by 40 to 60%, compared to bare metal and painted surfaces. This in turn leads to reduced ice accretion. The use of SuperAi in applications such as wind turbines, overhead high voltage power lines, transportation, marine, and others enhances productivity and energy efficiency, thereby providing a good return on investment.
The liquid coating solution is available in liter and gallon quantities and can be applied by brushing, spraying or wiping. The dry film thickness can be adjusted to be in the range of 5 – 15 microns (1/5th to 3/5th of a mil), and only one coat is required to cover the substrate. Additionally, NEI offers in-house coating services for customer’s parts, as well as coating development services, wherein coating formulations are customized to address specific customer requirements.