BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NBD Nanotechnologies, the surface "wettability" experts, today introduced the first in its line of RepelShell™ products – an injection-grade additive that makes plastic surfaces highly repellent to water, dirt, mud, and ice. Immediate applications for NBD's patented RepelShell™ for Plastics include mud- and water-resistant athletic footwear, anti-stain electronics, self-cleaning non-woven fibers, and anti-stain textiles.
The core technology behind the NBD Nano RepelShell™ is a patented polymer blend formulation that combines highly functionalized molecules that are drop-in additives during plastic compounding. NBD's hybrid molecule combines organic and inorganic elements that provide highly desirable structural and thermal properties.
RepelShell™ for Plastic has consumer applications that include athletic clothing, footwear, and electronic materials. In addition, industrial plastics used in energy, automotive, architecture, manufacturing, and technology could benefit from the addition of NBD Nano RepelShell™. NBD's material takes any plastic and transforms it into a highly repellent and functional surface.
"NBD Nano RepelShell™ is unlike any solution on the market because it delivers thermal stability and high surface performance through an injection-grade solution that gets added directly to the plastic," said Deckard Sorensen, President at NBD Nano. "Imagine a professional soccer star playing on a super-muddy pitch – if the bottoms of the player's cleats have RepelShell™ for Plastic, they will remain permanently and completely mud-free."
NBD's RepelShell™ for Plastic is a nanostructured chemical that is added to plastics in a powder form to create extraordinary hydrophobic and oleophobic properties. The result is a plastic that has the desired surface properties while retaining all of its intended mechanical properties.
About NBD Nanotechnologies
NBD Nanotechnologies is the only company to create coatings and additives that provide tailored surface 'wettability' solutions and are both durable and adaptive. No other wettability solution lasts a long time and integrates seamlessly with existing production processes while making the surfaces of glass, metal, plastics, and paint products extremely repellent to water, dirt, oil, and chemicals.
NBD Nano's proprietary nanotechnology platform, and its expanding IP portfolio, enables the creation of customized coatings and additives for any application, on any substrate, with unprecedented durability and adaptability. http://nbdnano.com
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