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NANOMYTE® UV Protective Coatings

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.

UVP Technology Brief (pdf)

Product Lines with UVP Technology

NEI’s UV-Protect (UVP) technology has been formulated to enhance several of our popular NANOMYTE® coating products, which offer unique functionalities in coatings with unparalleled durability. The UVP functionality has been incorporated into each coating system without degrading other performance characteristics or ease of application. The cured film is both inherently resistant to the sun’s UV radiation, as well as capable of providing UV protection for the underlying surface.

Select a tab below to learn more about each of our UVP-enhanced Product Lines.

Self-Healing Coatings

Self-Healing Coatings with UVP

NEI has developed a line of self-healing top coats, whereby a physical self-healing phenomenon leads to gap closing and crack sealing. 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.

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.

Technical Links: Technical Data SheetSafety Data Sheet (Part A) ♦ (Part B)


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.

Technical Links: Technical Data SheetSafety Data Sheet (Part A) ♦ (Part B)


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.

Technical Links: Technical Data SheetSafety Data Sheet (Part A) ♦ (Part B)

Easy-to-Clean Coatings

Easy-to-Clean Coatings with UVP

NEI’s Easy-to-Clean coatings implement both scratch resistance and non-stick properties to surfaces. Soil and liquids simply slide off the surface of coated components, thereby helping prevent deposits and extending the time between cleanings.

NANOMYTE® SR-500EC-UVP »

NEI’s SR-500EC-UVP is a durable, transparent coating designed to protect a wide variety of surfaces from the effects of outdoor exposure, coupled with an easy-to-clean functionality and enhanced weatherability and UV protection for underlying substrates.  The single component, ambient-cure coating maintains excellent hydrophobicity, with a static water contact angle of 100 – 105°, even after 2,000 hours of QUV exposure. SR-500EC-UVP also resists scratching, chipping, and strongly adheres to metal, glass, and ceramic surfaces.

Technical Links: Technical Data Sheet ♦ Safety Data Sheet

Anti-ice Coatings

Anti-ice Coatings with UVP

NEI’s Anti-ice Coatings can be applied directly on a variety of substrate materials to reduce the ice adhesion of treated surfaces (including plastics, metals, glass, concrete and ceramics) by up to 60%, thereby preventing ice buildup.

NANOMYTE® SuperAi-UVP »

NANOMYTE® SuperAi-UVP is a nanocomposite coating with enhanced weatherability that imparts anti-icing properties and UV-protective properties to the underlying substrate. In addition to shedding ice buildup, the single component coating helps keep surfaces clean, while also providing protection from the effects of UV radiation. SuperAi-UVP maintains excellent hydrophobicity, with a static water contact angle of 100 – 105° (even after 2,000 hours of QUV exposure) as well as a low ice adhesion value of less than 1 psi after more than 1,000 hours of exposure.

Technical Links: Technical Data Sheet ♦ Safety Data Sheet

Anticorrosion Coatings

Anticorrosion Topcoats with UVP

Whether you’re looking to preserve aesthetic appearance or maintain structural integrity, NANOMYTE® Anticorrosion Topcoats are an innovative drop-in solution for your metal finishing applications. Our durable, protective topcoats are formulated as one-component, ambient-cure systems for ease of use, and now offer UVP technology to extend performance and shield sensitive surfaces.

NANOMYTE® TC-4001-UVP »

Nanocomposite Barrier Coating for Metals

TC-4001-UVP is a single component formulation designed to protect metals and other surfaces from degrading, preserving their structural integrity and appearance. The hard, durable coating is applied directly to the surface to form a dense barrier that prevents moisture penetration and corrosion. TC-4001 strongly adheres to bare, pretreated, and painted metal, as well as other surfaces, such as plastics and composites. The coating is easily applied by immersion, spraying or brushing, in thicknesses ranging from microns to mils.

Technical Links: Technical Data Sheet ♦ Safety Data Sheet


NANOMYTE® TC-5001-UVP »

Anticorrosion Coating for Zinc-plated & Galvanized Steel

TC-5001-UVP is a single component formulation designed to protect zinc-plated and galvanized steel from corrosion and degradation. The product is a hard, dense nanocomposite coating that provides barrier protection for the alloy surface. The coating resists scratching and chipping, and strongly adheres to the substrate. The formulation has enhanced weatherability and is designed to meet customers’ requirements for film thickness and curing conditions.

Technical Links: Technical Data Sheet ♦ Safety Data Sheet

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NANOMYTE® UVP 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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