Todd Cochrane spoke to Dr. Stephen Coulson CTO of P2i. P2i developed a product that uses nano-coating technology with liquid repellant called Aridion. The P2i Web site states “Aridion™ is applied using a special pulsed ionized gas (plasma), which is created within a vacuum chamber, to attach a nanoscopic polymer layer – one thousand times thinner than a human hair – to the electronic device.
This dramatically lowers the product’s surface energy, so that when liquid comes into contact with it, they form beads and simply roll off.” It can be used to coat various products including electronics, foot-ware, military clothing, energy products and filtration. It is applied to the end product and not to the individual components, which according to Dr. Coulson means all components are coated equally. Liquids including water and even oil actually beads up and are repelled. It is applied during the manufacturing process and at this time there is no product made for the consumer market.
Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.
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