Anticorrosion Paints & Coatings

NANOMYTE® TC-4001-UVP

Nanocomposite Barrier Coating with UV Protection for Superior Corrosion Protection

1000 Hours Constant UV Exposure: Polycarbonate in QUV Chamber with UVA 340 Lamps @ 0.9 W/m2

NANOMYTE® TC-4001-UVP is a single component formulation with enhanced UV-protective properties designed to protect metals and other surfaces from degrading, preserving their structural integrity and appearance. The hard, dense, and smooth coating is a composite consisting of organic and inorganic phases, and is applied directly to the surface to form a dense barrier that prevents moisture penetration and corrosion. The addition of NEI’s UVP technology helps block UV radiation to protect surfaces from penetration of UV light, thereby preserving the material’s strength, coating adhesion, and appearance.

TC-4001-UVP has also shown to offer protection against damage by short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet radiation in the 100nm – 280nm wavelength range (also referred to as UV-C) is used as a means for disinfecting large surfaces by killing or inactivating microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. The disinfection method is popular in hospitals, as well as high traffic areas such as transit systems, theme parks, cinema theaters, public restrooms, and airports. However, UV radiation causes significant damage to painted surfaces by creating free radicals that then cause polymer degradation. NANOMYTE® TC-4001-UVP shows a remarkable ability to block UV-C, offering protection to coated surfaces against UV-C radiation. All radiation below 350nm is blocked completely by a film that is only 1/5 mil (5 microns) thick.

The transparent coating strongly adheres to bare, pretreated, and painted metal, resisting scratching and chipping. A variety of other surfaces may be coated as well, such as plastics and composites. TC-4001-UVP is easily applied by immersion, spraying or brushing, in thicknesses ranging from microns to mils, and is available in glossy or matte finishes.

Features & Benefits

  • High Performance – Corrosion protection, stain resistance, hard to scratch or chip, water repellant, will not break down in sunlight, anti-fouling
  • Easy Application – Dip, spray, or brush on; most substrates require only one coat
  • Cost Effective – Cost per square foot savings over traditional coatings, labor cost savings, protects the initial substrate investment
  • Environmentally Smart – Low VOCs, no heavy metals, no peeling or flaking into water or soil
  • UV-Resistant – Blocks all forms of UV radiation (UV-A, UV-B, & UV-C) to protect surfaces from the harmful effects of sun and UV exposure.
Specifications

Product Specifications

Overview

  • Single-component coating solution
  • Hard, dense nanocomposite barrier coating
  • Corrosion, chemical, and abrasion resistant
  • Bonds to bare, pretreated, or painted metal surfaces
  • Customized formulations possible

Applications

Military, aerospace, marine, automotive, electronics, infrastructure (pipelines, buildings, towers, bridges)

Properties

  • Color: Clear liquid (colorless to yellow)
  • Curing Temperature: 20°C – 150°C
  • VOCs: Less than 100 g/L
  • Carrier type: Solventborne
  • Coverage: 800 – 1200 sq. ft / gallon
  • Solids Content: 18 – 20 %
  • Recommended Thickness* (per coat):
    • Wet mils: 1.5 – 2.0
    • Dry mils: 0.5 – 1.2
  • Weatherability: 1,000 hours (minimum)
    • DFT: 10 – 15 microns (0.5 mil) by ASTM D4587 (G154, Cycle 1)

Surfaces

Iron, steel, stainless steel, zinc plated and galvanized steel, aluminum, copper and bronze, powder coated metals, and painted or primed metals.

Solution

Addresses problems related to corrosion (rust), oxidation, moisture and ice formation, acid rain, chemical stains, UV damage, mold build up, marine biofouling, and animal waste contamination.

*Coating can be made thinner by diluting with recommended solvents; **DFT – Dry Film Thickness

Technical Data Sheet

For complete technical information and specifications, please refer to the Technical Data Sheet (pdf) »

UVP Technology

NEI’s UVP Technology

Durable Protection from Harmful UV rays

NEI’s UV-Protect (UVP) technology imparts enhanced protection from the effects of sun and weather exposure to maintain the unique properties of the coating when subjected to long-term outdoor exposure. NANOMYTE® coating products with UVP technology have demonstrated their ability to endure a minimum of 1,000 hours of weatherability testing (ASTM D4587).

Polymer and composite materials can be particularly sensitive to the effects of UV exposure, which can have a variety of undesirable effects, such as compromised coating adhesion, which eventually results in cracking and peeling. UV-degraded materials may also change colors, often resulting in the familiar yellowing of plastics and lose mechanical strength, making them prone to failure. NANOMYTE® UVP coatings block UV radiation, which protects surfaces by preventing further penetration of UV light, thereby preserving the material’s strength, coating adhesion, and appearance.

NANOMYTE® UVP coatings are available for purchase in liter and gallon quantities and can be applied by conventional coating processes, such as dipping, brushing or spraying. 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.

Learn more: UVP Technology ♦ UVP Tech Brief

Application

Coating Application

Surface Preparation
Ensure bare metal surfaces to be coated are clean and dry. Remove all oil, grease, dust, dirt and other foreign material before using appropriate metal cleaner and/or applying TC-4001-UVP. To ensure that the surface is free of oil and grease, use a lint-free white cloth with a solvent, such as alcohol or acetone, and clean until the cloth remains white after wiping. TC-4001-UVP can then be applied per application instructions below. Remove scale and light to medium rust using appropriate rust stabilizer and/or scale remover. Heavy rust must be sandblasted or ground off. If desired, metal may be primed or painted before using TC -4001-UVP as final topcoat.

Application
Apply by spraying, immersion (dipping), rolling or brushing.

Spraying
When surface preparation is complete and surface is dry and free of dust, begin application using a high volume, low pressure (HVLP) spray gun with a 1.0 size tip and the pressure set at approximately 25 to 30 psi. On a separate piece of cardboard first spray a test pattern to achieve a 6” to 8” elongated pattern approximately 1” wide in the middle and fluid enough to cover but not puddle. Once the spray pattern is achieved on the test cardboard, spray one coat in a cross -pattern; left to right, then up and down. To spray small pieces or tight locations you can use a “Preval” sprayer – a small disposable sprayer that can spray any liquid and holds approximately 6oz, ideal for touch ups as well.

Rolling
Using an ultra-smooth, high-density foam roller, pour TC-4001-UVP into a roller pan and completely saturate the roller. Apply in a cross-pattern; left to right, then up and down as quickly as possible as the coating dries fast. Avoid down pressure on the roller to achieve a better looking finish.

Brushing
Select the appropriate size brush width based on the surface area being coated. Apply TC-4001-UVP in a cross-pattern, up and down, then left and right. To obtain the best results, do not overwork the coating as it dries fairly quickly. Do not bear down with the brush.

Curing

Room Temperature Curing (25 °C)
Under ambient conditions, a single coat will be dry to the touch in 1-2 hours and cured in 24 hours.

Accelerated Curing (105 °C – 150 °C):
Alternatively, the coating can be applied to the surface, dried in ambient air for 10 minutes, and then heated to at least 105 °C for 1 hour. An oven, blow dryer or heat gun may be used (maximum temperature is 150 °C). After heating, coated parts should be allowed to cool before handling.

Application Instructions

For complete technical information and application instructions, please refer to the Technical Data Sheet »

Safety Information

Product Safety Information

Precautions for Safe Handling

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

Conditions for Safe Storage

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Residual vapors might explode on ignition. Do not apply heat, cut, drill, grind, or weld on or near this container.

Safety Data Sheet

For complete information on the safe use of this material, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet »

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

NANOMYTE® TC-4001-UVP is sold and shipped directly from NEI and is 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 »

How are your coatings applied?

NEI’s Anti-ice coatings can be applied using standard coating processes, such as spraying, dipping, or brushing, with no primer or curing required. Application instructions can be found on the Technical Data Sheet for each coating.

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.

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.

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 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.

Request a Quote

Quote Request Form

NANOMYTE® Anticorrosion 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® TC-4001-UVP is available in liter and gallon quantities.