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Self-Healing Coatings

NEI has developed a line of self-healing top coats, where a physical self-healing phenomenon leads to gap closing and crack sealing. The innovative technology platform is applicable to a broad range of substrates, such as metal, wood, and polymers – including those that require maintaining a clear, glossy appearance. NANOMYTE® MEND coatings can be healed multiple times at the same defect location, thereby reducing life cycle costs by increasing the service life and reducing maintenance costs of the various substrates to which it is applied.

MEND Product Sheet »

The MEND coating platform is based on polyurethane, but the principle can be applied to other coating systems as well. The properties of the coating, such as hardness, gloss, and refractive index, can also be altered as needed for a specific application. Features and benefits of the MEND coating line include:

  • Easy Application – Can be applied by spraying, dipping, or brushing
  • Cost Savings – Reduces raw material, labor, and energy cost of repainting or recoating
  • Durability – Increases the service life of coatings by preserving aesthetic and protective functions
  • Environmentally Friendly – Minimizes the environmental costs and societal impact of repainting (e.g., waste disposal and volatile-organic-compound emissions)
  • Reduced Maintenance – Eliminates the need to frequently repaint or replace damaged coatings
  • UV Protection – UVP formula provides protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation

MEND Product Lines

In response to the need for self-healing required in different environments, the NANOMYTE® MEND line of self-healing coatings has been expanded to six different formulations, each with varying temperatures and conditions for curing & self-healing. Select a tab below to learn more.

MEND 1000

NANOMYTE® MEND 1000

Thermal Cure – Thermal Healing

NANOMYTE® MEND 1000 is a thermally-induced, self-healing coating. The 2-part coating involves a unique phase-separated morphology that facilitates the delivery of the self-healing agent to the damage site (such as a scratch or crack) thereby restoring the coating appearance & function. The coating’s self-healing function is activated by the application of a small amount of heat (60 – 80 °C) for several seconds with a simple device, such as a household hair dryer, or even hot water.

Application Instructions:

  1. Combine 1 part (by weight) of Part A with 1 part of Part B (both components are included with purchase)
  2. Mix thoroughly until homogeneous and apply promptly (preferably within 2 hours)
  3. Once applied, transfer coated part to preheated oven within 5 minutes
  4. Recommended curing schedule: 80°C for 15 minutes, followed by 120°C for 1 hour

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

Safety & Handling:

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

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

Available Quantities:

NANOMYTE® MEND 1000 is sold and shipped directly from NEI in liter or gallon quantities (components A & B are included with purchase). Bulk quantities and customized versions of our MEND coatings are also available upon request – please contact us for details. Request a Quote »

Physical Properties

  • Composition: 2k polyurethane with proprietary additives
  • Base Solvent: Toluene
  • Curing Temperature: 60°C (min.)
  • Self-healing Temperature: 60 – 80 °C
  • Color: Clear, colorless (as supplied*)
  • Gloss (20°/60°): 88 GU/ 92 GU
  • Pot Life: 5 hours at 25°C (minimum, as supplied)
  • Viscosity: 40-80 cP (mixed, as supplied*)
  • Catalyst: Tin
  • Mixing Ratio (A:B): 1:1 (by weight)
  • Solids Content: 33 – 36%

*Customization available upon request

MEND 1000-UVP

NANOMYTE® MEND 1000-UVP

Thermal Cure – Thermal Healing – UV Protection

NANOMYTE® MEND 1000-UVP is a thermally-induced, self-healing coating with UV protective properties. When scratched or damaged, the 2-part coating’s self-healing function is activated upon application of a small amount of heat, such as from hot water or a hair dryer, to restore the surface back to its original appearance. MEND 1000-UVP is enhanced with NEI’s UV-Protect (UVP) technology, which blocks UV radiation and protects coated surfaces from the harmful effects of sun and weather exposure. The addition of UVP helps maintain the unique properties of the coating when subjected to long-term outdoor exposure, while preserving the underlying material’s strength, coating adhesion, and appearance.

Learn more about our UVP technology »

Application Instructions:

  1. Combine 1 part (by weight) of Part A with 1 part of Part B (both components are included with purchase)
  2. Mix thoroughly until homogeneous and apply promptly (preferably within 2 hours)
  3. Once applied, transfer coated part to preheated oven within 5 minutes
  4. Recommended curing schedule: 80°C for 15 minutes, followed by 120°C for 1 hour

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

Safety & Handling:

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

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

Available Quantities:

NANOMYTE® MEND 1000-UVP is sold and shipped directly from NEI in liter or gallon quantities (components A & B are included with purchase). Bulk quantities and customized versions of our MEND coatings are also available upon request – please contact us for details.  Request a Quote »

Physical Properties

  • Composition: 2k polyurethane with proprietary additives
  • Base Solvent: Toluene
  • Curing Temperature: 60°C (min.)
  • Self-healing Temperature: 60 – 80 °C
  • Color: Clear, colorless (as supplied*)
  • Gloss (20°/60°): 88 GU/ 92 GU
  • Pot Life: 5 hours at 25°C (minimum, as supplied)
  • Viscosity: 40-80 cP (mixed, as supplied*)
  • Catalyst: Tin
  • Mixing Ratio (A:B): 1:1 (by weight)
  • Solids Content: 33 – 36%
  • Dry Film Thickness (DFT): 1.5 mils (minimum recommended)
  • Weatherability: 1,000 hours (minimum, DFT = 2 mils) by ASTM D4587 (G154, Cycle 1)

*Customization available upon request

MEND 2000

NANOMYTE® MEND 2000

Thermal Cure – Room Temperature Healing

NANOMYTE® MEND 2000 is a solventborne, self-healing coating that heals at room temperature. The 2-part coating involves a unique phase-separated morphology that facilitates the delivery of the self-healing agent to the damage site (such as a scratch or crack) thereby restoring the coating appearance & function. When the coated surface is scratched or cracked, self-healing is initiated at room temperature or can be accelerated at higher temperatures (> 40°C).

Application Instructions:

  1. Combine Part A with Part B in a 1:1 ratio by weight (both components are included with purchase)
  2. Mix thoroughly until homogeneous and apply promptly (preferably within 2 hours)
  3. Once applied, transfer coated part to preheated oven within 5 minutes
  4. Recommended curing schedule: 80°C for 15 minutes, followed by 120°C for 1 hour

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

Safety & Handling:

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

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

Available Quantities:

NANOMYTE® MEND 2000 is sold and shipped directly from NEI in liter or gallon quantities (components A & B are included with purchase). Bulk quantities and customized versions of our MEND coatings are also available upon request – please contact us for details. Request a Quote »

Physical Properties

  • Composition: 2k polyurethane with proprietary additives
  • Base Solvent: Toluene
  • Curing Temperature: 60°C (min.)
  • Self-healing Temperature: ≥ 25°C
  • Color: Clear, colorless (as supplied*)
  • Gloss (20°/60°): 88 GU/ 92 GU
  • Pot Life: > 3 hours
  • Viscosity: Not available
  • Catalyst: Tin
  • Mixing Ratio (A:B): 1:1 (by weight)
  • Solids Content: 33 – 36%

*Customization available upon request

MEND 2000-UVP

NANOMYTE® MEND 2000-UVP

Thermal Cure – Room Temperature Healing – UV Protection

NANOMYTE® MEND 2000-UVP is a solventborne, self-healing coating with UV protective properties, that heals at room temperature. The 2-part coating involves a unique phase-separated morphology that facilitates the delivery of the self-healing agent to the damage site (such as a scratch or crack) thereby restoring the coating appearance & function. When scratched or damaged, the coating’s self-healing function initiates at room temperature and can be accelerated with the application of heat. MEND 2000-UVP is enhanced with NEI’s UV-Protect (UVP) technology, which blocks UV radiation and protects coated surfaces from the harmful effects of sun and weather exposure. The addition of UVP helps maintain the unique properties of the coating when subjected to long-term outdoor exposure, while preserving the underlying material’s strength, coating adhesion, and appearance.

Learn more about our UVP technology »

Application Instructions:

  1. Combine one part (by weight) of Part A with one part of Part B (both components are included with purchase)
  2. Mix thoroughly until homogeneous and apply promptly (preferably within 2 hours)
  3. Once applied, transfer coated part to preheated oven within 5 minutes
  4. Recommended curing schedule: 80°C for 15 minutes, followed by 120°C for 1 hour

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

Safety & Handling:

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

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

Available Quantities:

NANOMYTE® MEND 2000-UVP is sold and shipped directly from NEI in liter or gallon quantities (components A & B are included with purchase). Bulk quantities and customized versions of our MEND coatings are also available upon request – please contact us for details.  Request a Quote »

Physical Properties

  • Composition: 2k polyurethane with proprietary additives
  • Base Solvent: Toluene
  • Curing Temperature: 60°C (min.)
  • Self-healing Temperature: ≥ 25°C
  • Color: Clear, colorless (as supplied*)
  • Gloss (20°/60°): 88 GU/ 92 GU
  • Pot Life: > 3 hours
  • Viscosity: Not available
  • Catalyst: Tin
  • Mixing Ratio (A to B): 1:1 (by weight)
  • Solids Content: 33 – 36%
  • Dry Film Thickness (DFT): 1.5 mils (minimum)
  • Weatherability: 1,000 hours (minimum, DFT = 2 mils) by ASTM D4587 (G154, Cycle 1)

*Customization available upon request

MEND 3000

NANOMYTE® MEND 3000

Ambient Cure – Thermal Healing

NANOMYTE® MEND 3000 is a solventborne, ambient cure, self-healing coating. The 2-part coating involves a unique phase-separated morphology that facilitates the delivery of the self-healing agent to the damage site (such as a scratch or crack) thereby restoring the coating appearance & function. The coating’s self-healing function is activated upon the application of a small amount of heat for several seconds with a simple device, such as a household hair dryer, or even hot water.

Application Instructions:

  1. Combine 4 parts (by weight) of Part A with 1 part of Part B (both components are included with purchase)
  2. Mix thoroughly until homogeneous and apply promptly (preferably within 2 hours
  3. Once applied, dry-to-touch conditions can be achieved within 30 minutes (1.5 mil @ 25°C)
  4. Recommended ambient cure time of 60 hours for general use; up to 60 days for full properties
    • Accelerated cure can be achieved on dry-to-touch samples by baking for 30 minutes at 100°C

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

Safety & Handling:

Appropriate personal protective equipment should be used at all times. Provide good ventilation or extraction. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid inhalation of vapor or mist. Keep away from heat, sparks, flames and other sources of ignition – no smoking. Take measures to prevent the buildup of electrostatic charge.

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

Available Quantities:

NANOMYTE® MEND 3000 is sold and shipped directly from NEI in liter or gallon quantities (components A & B are included with purchase). Bulk quantities and customized versions of our MEND coatings are also available upon request – please contact us for details. Request a Quote »

Physical Properties

  • Composition: 2k polyurethane with proprietary additives
  • Base Solvent: Toluene
  • Curing Temperature: 20°C (min.)
  • Self-healing Temperature: 60° – 80°C
  • Color: Clear, colorless (as supplied*)
  • Gloss (20°/60°): 81 GU/ 87 GU
  • Pot Life: > 3 hours
  • Viscosity: Not available
  • Catalyst: Tin
  • Mixing Ratio (A to B): 4:1 (by weight)
  • Solids Content: 33 – 36%

*Customization available upon request

MEND 3000-UVP

NANOMYTE® MEND 3000-UVP

Ambient Cure – Thermal Healing – UV Protection

NANOMYTE® MEND 3000-UVP is an ambient cure, self-healing coating with UV protective properties. When scratched or damaged, the 2-part coating’s self-healing function is activated upon application of a small amount of heat, such as from hot water or a hair dryer, to restore the surface back to its original appearance. MEND 3000-UVP is enhanced with NEI’s UV-Protect (UVP) technology, which blocks UV radiation and protects coated surfaces from the harmful effects of sun and weather exposure. The addition of UVP helps maintain the unique properties of the coating when subjected to long-term outdoor exposure, while preserving the underlying material’s strength, coating adhesion, and appearance.

Learn more about our UVP technology »

Application Instructions:

  1. Combine Part A with Part B in a 4:1 ratio by weight (both components are included with purchase)
  2. Mix thoroughly until homogeneous and apply promptly (preferably within 2 hours)
  3. Once applied, dry-to-touch conditions can be achieved within 30 minutes (1.5 mil @ 25°C)
  4. Recommended ambient cure time of 60 hours for general use; up to 60 days for full properties
    • Accelerated cure can be achieved on dry-to-touch samples by baking for 30 minutes at 100°C

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

Safety & Handling:

Appropriate personal protective equipment should be used at all times. Provide good ventilation or extraction. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid inhalation of vapor or mist. Keep away from heat, sparks, flames and other sources of ignition – no smoking. Take measures to prevent the buildup of electrostatic charge.

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

Available Quantities:

NANOMYTE® MEND 3000-UVP is sold and shipped directly from NEI in liter or gallon quantities (components A & B are included with purchase). Bulk quantities and customized versions of our MEND coatings are also available upon request – please contact us for details.  Request a Quote »

Physical Properties

  • Composition: 2k polyurethane with proprietary additives
  • Base Solvent: Toluene
  • Curing Temperature: 20°C (min.)
  • Self-healing Temperature: 60° – 80°C
  • Color: Clear, colorless (as supplied*)
  • Gloss (20°/60°): 81 GU/ 87 GU
  • Pot Life: > 3 hours
  • Viscosity: Not available
  • Catalyst: Tin
  • Mixing Ratio (A to B): 4:1 (by weight)
  • Solids Content: 33 – 36%
  • Dry Film Thickness (DFT): 1.5 mils (minimum recommended)
  • Weatherability: 1,000 hours (minimum, DFT = 2 mils) by ASTM D4587 (G154, Cycle 1)

*Customization available upon request

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Self-Healing Coating

Product Description

Safety Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

NANOMYTE® MEND 1000 Thermal Cure – Thermal Healing Part APart B TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® MEND 1000-UVP Thermal Cure – Thermal Healing – UV Protection Part APart B TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® MEND 2000 Thermal Cure – Ambient Healing Part APart B TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® MEND 2000-UVP Thermal Cure – Ambient Healing – UV Protection Part APart B TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® MEND 3000 Ambient Cure – Thermal Healing Part APart B TDS & Instructions
NANOMYTE® MEND 3000-UVP Ambient Cure – Thermal Healing – UV Protection Part APart B TDS & Instructions
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NANOMYTE® MEND 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. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide free samples.

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