Advanced Protective Coatings:

Anti-fog

NANOMYTE® Anti-fog Coatings

The Choice is Clear

NANOMYTE® SAF-100 coated polycarbonate resists fogging over hot water (left) and upon being removed from a freezer (right).

NEI’s Anti-fog coatings implement both scratch resistance and anti-fog properties to surfaces. The novel coating technology is based on NEI’s patented scratch-resistant, transparent coating, commercially known as NANOMYTE® SR-100. This base coating formulation has been modified with unique amphiphilic compounds which are locked into the coating matrix, creating a three-dimensionally networked molecular composite. The result is a high degree of mechanical durability, allowing the anti-fog properties to be retained, even after repeated washings with soap and water.

NANOMYTE® SAF-100 is an optical grade, anti-fog coating with excellent abrasion and water resistance. The coating passes EN 168 (Personal eye-protection. Non-optical test methods) for Mist Retardant Anti-fog Coatings and also exhibits anti-frost properties. SAF-100 is easy to apply and thermally cured at elevated temperatures.

NEI has also recently introduced NANOMYTE® SAF-200, which is a fast-cure version of our anti-fog coating. The new coating is amenable to spray, dip, flow, roll, and gravure coating processes. The coating can be cured in 2 to 5 minutes at a temperature range of 80 – 120 °C.

Features & Benefits

  • Exceptional Anti-fog Performance – Resists fogging in aggressive conditions
  • Outstanding Durability – Maintains mechanical integrity under water, ideal for permanent application
  • Excellent Abrasion and Mar Resistance – Improves the scratch and mar resistance of coated plastic substrates
  • Thin and Highly Transparent – Greatly minimizes optical distortion

Select a tab below to learn more about NEI’s anti-fog coatings.

NANOMYTE® SAF-100

NANOMYTE® SAF-100

NANOMYTE® SAF-100 is an optical grade, anti-fog coating with excellent abrasion and water resistance. The novel coating passes EN 168 (Personal eye-protection. Non-optical test methods) for Mist Retardant Anti-fog Coatings and also exhibits anti-frost properties. The coating is thermally cured, and can be dip coated, flow coated, or spray coated. The 2-part liquid coating is sold in ready-to-mix, liter and gallon kit quantities.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Product Form: Two-part liquid coating solutions
  • Color: Part A – Translucent; Part B – colorless
  • Mix Ratio (A:B): 10:1 (by weight)

Technical Data:

  • Induction time: 1 hour for spray; 12 hours for other application methods
  • Dry Film Thickness: 5 – 15 µm (recommended)
  • Pencil Hardness: HB
  • Recommended* Curing Conditions: PMMA: 2 hours at 85°C; Polycarbonate: 1 hour at 120°C
  • Anti-fog Performance:
    • Breath Fog Test – No fogging
    • Hot Water Test (80°C) – No fogging
    • Freezer Test – No fogging after transfer from a freezer (-15°C) to a humid environment

*Shorter cure times / reduced temperatures may also be used depending on surface properties & performance requirements. Test samples for desired performance when deviating from recommendations.

Coating Application:

Coating application should be performed in a clean environment to minimize surface defects. Ensure surfaces to be coated are clean and dry and apply a primer if necessary (such as polymer substrates). NEI supplies a primer product, NANOMYTE® SR-Primer, which works well with a range of plastics.

To make the coating solution, combine SAF-100 Part A and Part B at a 10:1 weight ratio and mix well by stirring briefly. The coating may be applied by spraying, dipping, or flowing. Although the mixed coating solution is stable indefinitely, it is recommended to use the solution within 72 hours after mixing for the best performance. The coating may be applied by spraying, dipping, or flowing and is thermally cured at elevated temperatures.

For complete specifications and application 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® SAF-200

*NEW* NANOMYTE® SAF-200

NANOMYTE® SAF-200 is a fast-cure, anti-fog coating with excellent scratch-resistant properties. The coating can be cured in 2 to 5 minutes at a temperature range of 80 – 120 °C. The 2-part liquid coating is sold in ready-to-mix, liter and gallon kit quantities, and is amenable to spray, dip, flow, roll, and gravure coating processes.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Product Form: Two-part liquid coating solutions
  • Color: Part A – Translucent; Part B – colorless
  • Mix Ratio (A:B): 10:1 (by weight)

Technical Data:

  • Induction time: 12 hours
  • Dry Film Thickness: 3 – 10 µm (recommended)
  • Recommended Curing Conditions: 2 – 5 minutes at 80 – 120 °C
  • Anti-fog Performance:
    • Breath Fog Test – No fogging
    • Hot Water Test (80°C) – No fogging

Coating Application:

Coating application should be performed in a clean environment to minimize surface defects. Ensure surfaces to be coated are clean and dry and apply a primer if necessary (such as polymer substrates). NEI supplies a primer product, NANOMYTE® SR-Primer, which works well with a range of plastics.

To make the coating solution, combine SAF-200 Part A and Part B at a 10:1 weight ratio and mix well by stirring briefly. The coating may be applied by spraying, dipping, or flowing. Although the mixed coating solution is stable indefinitely, it is recommended to use the solution within 72 hours after mixing for the best performance. The coating may be applied by spray, dip, flow, roll, and gravure coating processes, and is thermally cured in just a few minutes at elevated temperatures.

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)

Technical Links

Technical Links

View and download the latest technical data for our Anti-fog coatings and Primer:

Coating

Product Description

Safety Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

NANOMYTE® SAF-100 Thermal cure, abrasion resistant, anti-fog coating SAF-100 Part APart B SAF-100 TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® SAF-200 Fast thermal cure, scratch resistant, anti-fog coating SAF-200 Part APart B SAF-200 TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® SR-Primer Adhesion Promoter for plastic substrates SR-Primer SR-Primer TDS & Instructions
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

NANOMYTE® Anti-fog 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.

Where can I find pricing?

To request pricing or a quote, please fill out our quote form.

Where can I find the specifications?

A list of available specifications for each of our coatings can be found on the Technical Data Sheets page »

Where can I find the Material Safety Data Sheet for a particular coating?

A list of available Safety Data Sheets can be found on our MSDS page »

Do coatings with multiple components need to be purchased separately?

No, all of our multi-component coatings are provided as a ready-to-mix kit. For example, a purchase for 1 liter of coating will include the appropriate weight ratio of all components needed to mix and create 1L of that coating.

How are your coatings applied?

NEI’s Anti-fog coatings can be applied using standard coating processes, such as spray, dip, flow, roll, and gravure coating processes. For applications where a primer is necessary (such as polymer substrates), NEI supplies a primer product (NANOMYTE® SR-Primer) which works well with a range of plastics. Application instructions are included on the Technical Data Sheet of each coating.

Do I need a primer?

We have found that all plastics and a few metals (copper, stainless steel, & nickel) will need pretreatment before applying our coatings in order to promote adhesion between the coating and substrate. This can be achieved by either using a primer or treating the surface to be coated by corona or plasma treatment. One exception is our self-healing coatings, which do not need any primer or surface treatment prior to coating. NEI has a couple of primer formulations available, which work well with a range of plastics.

Do you have any UV-cured coatings?

Currently, NEI’s coatings are ambient or thermal cure only. Our UV Protective line of coatings offer enhanced protection from the effects of sun and weather exposure, however they are not UV curable.

Can I have a free sample to see if it works for my application?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide free samples for a number of reasons. However, our coatings are available for purchase starting as small as 1 liter. We also provide a coating service for a nominal fee, in order to demonstrate how are coating will work for your particular substrate / application.

What is the minimum order quantity for your coatings?

The minimum order quantity for most of our coatings is 1 liter.

How does your Coating Service work?

In some cases, it may be easier and more economical for NEI to coat parts for you. This option allows us to optimize and make recommendations on the application process for your particular substrate, in order to ensure the best coating application and performance. It’s also a great opportunity to try several different coatings on your specific parts to compare and test for your particular application. There is a nominal fee for this service in order to cover our costs, and will depend on the type, size, and quantity of your parts.

Can coatings be purchased for personal use?

Due to certain hazards and regulations, NEI only sells business to business.

How can I place an order?

NEI sells and ships it’s coatings directly from Somerset, NJ. We accept company and university purchase orders, or we can provide you with an order form. We can also accept orders through third-party buyers. We do not currently have any exclusive distributors or agents for our coatings.

What kinds of payments do you accept?

NEI accepts several forms of payment:

  • Domestic – Checks (USD), ACH bank transfers, Credit Cards
  • International – Wire transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Credit Cards

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express

What are your payment terms?

For most new customers, we require a prepayment or credit card, until a relationship is established. After that, we accept NET 30 payment terms, from date of invoice. Invoices are sent at the time of shipment.

How else can I contact you?

Email: You can send us a message, and one of our experts will be happy to answer any of your technical questions regarding our battery products and services.

Give us a Call: +1 (732) 868-3141

Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (ET)

Additional questions & answers can also be found on our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

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NANOMYTE® Anti-fog 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.

To submit a quote request, please complete the form below and a representative will be in touch with you soon. NEI accepts purchase orders (check, wire, or bank transfer) and credit cards. Please note that by entering your information and submitting this form, you are agreeing to the terms of our privacy policy.

NEI can only sell to other businesses (not for personal use). Unfortunately, we are unable to provide free samples.

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NANOMYTE® Anti-fog, multi-component coatings are provided as ready-to-mix kits, in liter and gallon quantities. For example, a purchase for 1 liter of coating will include the appropriate weight ratio of all components needed to mix and create 1L of that coating.

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.