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Abrasion Resistant Coatings

NEI’s line of Abrasion Resistant Coatings impart excellent and durable scratch resistant properties to plastic substrates needed in many applications. The result is enhanced durability and protection, to help preserve and extend the service life of your parts, eliminating the need for frequent maintenance and resulting in reduced raw material, labor, & energy costs.

Our abrasion resistant coatings come in two formulations: NANOMYTE® SR-100 (a thermally cured, 2-component coating) and NANOMYTE® SR-100RT (a room temperature cure, single-component coating). Both coatings are versatile and can be applied to a variety of materials and surfaces, including metal, plastic, ceramic, wood, and composites. Application is easy, using standard coating processes (such as dipping, brushing, or spraying) that require no specialized equipment. NEI also supplies a primer product – NANOMYTE® SR-Primer – which works well with a range of plastics to promote adhesion.

NEI’s coatings are are sold and shipped directly from NEI and available in liter or gallon (~3.8L) quantities, as well as higher volumes by request. 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.

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NANOMYTE® SR-100

NANOMYTE® SR-100

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.

SR-100 Hardcoat offers substantial improvements in resistance to ASTM D1044 abrasion, with delta haze values typically under 1%. In addition to excellent scratch-resistance, SR-100 has very good chemical resistance, remaining unaffected by brief exposure to common household and industrial chemicals which can sometimes seriously degrade bare plastic surfaces. Sensitive polymers, such as polycarbonate, are well protected from solvent attack.

Product Features:

  • Optically transparent coating
  • Excellent abrasion/scratch resistance
  • Thermally cured coating
  • Applied using standard coating processes, including dip-coating, spray coating, and spin-coating
  • Two-part, waterborne coating
  • Available with compatible primer (NANOMYTE® SR-Primer) which works well with a range of plastics
SR-100 Technical Data

SR-100 Technical Data

NANOMYTE® SR-100 is a 2-component liquid coating that provides abrasion and scratch resistance to 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. SR-100 is thermally cured and can be applied on surfaces using standard coating processes, such as dip-coating, spray coating, and spin-coating.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Product Form: Two-part liquid coating solution
  • Color: Part A – Translucent; Part B – colorless
  • Viscosity (20 °C): 10 – 25 cP (mixed)

Technical Data:

  • Abrasion Resistance: Δ Haze < 1% (ASTM D1044 Taber abrasion test, polycarbonate substrate, CS-10F wheels, 500g load, 500 cycles)
  • Chemical Resistance: Passes MIL-PRF-32432 standard – no visual damage after 24 hours of exposure to the following
    chemicals: bleach (6.0 wt% sodium hypochlorite), 30% concentration DEET, fire resistant hydraulic fluid
    (MIL-PRF-46170), hydraulic fluid, gasoline (87% Octane), motor oil, and JP8 fuel (MIL-DTL-83133E)
  • Mix Ratio (by weight): 9:1 (A:B)
  • Induction time: 30 min (for spray application)
  • Pot life: 72 hours
  • Curing Temperature: Varies by substrate (see TDS for curing conditions)
  • Cured Film Thickness: 3 – 10 µm (min-max recommended)
  • Coverage: 700 – 1,000 ft2 per gallon

For complete specifications and instructions, please refer to the Technical Data Sheet.

Precautions for Safe Handling:

Appropriate personal protective equipment should be used at all times. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Provide good
ventilation or extraction and avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of vapor. Keep away from heat, sparks, flames and other
sources of ignition. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

For complete safety information, refer to the Safety Data Sheet (Part A) ♦ (Part B)

NANOMYTE® SR-100RT

NANOMYTE® SR-100RT

NANOMYTE® SR-100RT is a transparent coating designed to provide abrasion and mar resistance to plastic surfaces. The hard, dense, and smooth coating is a nanostructured composite consisting of organic and inorganic phases. The coating resists scratching and chipping. SR-100RT is a single component product that is easily applied by dip, spray, or brush techniques. The coating can be cured at room temperature.

Product Features:

  • Highly transparent coating that does not change the product appearance
  • Good abrasion/scratch resistance
  • Thin coating – Dry Film Thickness (DFT) of 5 – 25μm
  • Room temperature cure – dry to touch within a couple of hours
  • Amenable to dipping, flowing, spraying
  • One-part product with long shelf life (1 year)
SR-100RT Technical Data

SR-100RT Technical Data

NANOMYTE® SR-100RT is a single component, room temperature coating, designed to provide abrasion and mar resistance to plastic surfaces.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Product Form: One-part liquid coating solution
  • Color: Clear liquid (colorless to slight yellow)

Technical Data:

  • Color: Clear liquid (colorless to slight yellow)
  • Abrasion Resistance:
    • Δ Haze < 4.5% (200 cycles)
    • Δ Haze < 8% (500 cycles) - ASTM D1044 Taber abrasion test, polycarbonate substrate, CS-10F wheels, 500g load
  • Curing Temperature: 20° – 150 °C
  • Cured Film Thickness: 4 – 10 µm
  • Coverage: 800 – 1200 ft2 / gallon
  • Solids Content: 18 – 20 %
  • Carrier Type: Solventborne
  • VOCs: Less than 100 g/L

For complete specifications and instructions, please refer to the Technical Data Sheet.

Precautions for Safe Handling:

Appropriate personal protective equipment should be used at all times. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Provide good
ventilation or extraction and avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of vapor. Keep away from heat, sparks, flames and other
sources of ignition. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

For complete safety information, refer to the Safety Data Sheet.

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NANOMYTE® SR-100 Thermal cure, Abrasion Resistant coating SR-100 (Part A)SR-100 (Part B) SR-100 TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® SR-100RT Ambient cure, Abrasion Resistant coating SR-100RT SR-100RT TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® SR-Primer Adhesion Promoter for plastic substrates SR-Primer SR-Primer TDS & Instructions
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NANOMYTE® Abrasion Resistant coatings are sold and shipped directly from NEI and available in liter or gallon (~3.8L) quantities, as well as higher volumes by request. Alternatively, NEI offers custom coating services for a nominal fee and would be happy to coat your sample substrates for evaluation purposes.

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