Göttelborn/Hanover, Germany - Nanogate AG, a leading international nanotechnology enabler, presented two extended product lines with a wide variety of potential applications at the Hannover Messe 2010.
The pro.Glass® barrier UV line provides an optically neutral barrier coating against ultraviolet light, which is also easier to clean, less prone to scratching and impervious to cleaning agents. The permaSeal metal 120 product developed for stainless steel surfaces offers a resistant, anti-scratch coating that also protects against fingerprints and makes cleaning easier. For the new product line pro.Glass barrier UV, Nanogate recently signed a cooperation agreement on the market launch for the coating system with BERLINER GLAS.
The innovative UV protective coating for interior glazing that Nanogate presented at the exhibition is remarkable for its multi-functional properties: in addition to blocking 99 percent of UV light, the optically neutral, permanent enhancement is also extremely weatherproof, so that it does not yellow with age. The highly resistant product is applied in a very thin coating and also has an easy-to-clean function, making enhanced glass surfaces easier to clean, scratchproof and impervious to typical household detergents. The new UV-protective coating adds an important functionality to the pro.Glass line for clear and frosted glass and thereby opens up a wide new field of applications. As well as for general glazing, as in shop windows, the coating is also ideally suited to high-quality applications such as glass for museums, picture frames or display cabinets. With pro.Glass barrier, objects that are particularly sensitive to UV light such as works of art, pictures and exhibits can be effectively protected. Nanogate is now starting an initial cooperation program with BERLINER GLAS, one of Europe's leading companies for glass treatment and applications, with the aim of realizing its operating market debut in 2010.
"Adding UV-light protection to the functionalities of the pro.Glass line significantly increases our skill set in glass-surface enhancement. The fact that we were able to team up with such a respected partner as BERLINER GLAS confirms the potential of the new product line," said Andreas Weis, Head of the Industrial Surfaces division at Nanogate.
The successful PermaLine series, which recently introduced an additional anti-scratch coating for metal surfaces, has also been extended and now has extra anti-fingerprint functionality for stainless steel. The completely transparent, anti-scratch coating protects stainless steel surfaces from fingerprints, making surfaces much less prone to damage and easier to clean, so that even after many years they show scarcely any traces of abrasion. The coating is highly resistant to mechanical and chemical influences, as it forms a permanent bond with the surface. The extremely abrasion-proof coating can be used for everything from decorative metallic surfaces in the automotive sector to white goods and internal or external building applications.
"We are currently in talks with a company that produces high-quality design elements and expect to receive important reference orders shortly. These kinds of cooperation agreements could establish Nanogate's international technology leadership in one move," said Michael Jung, Management Board member of Nanogate AG.
Nanogate's technological innovations create efficient, sustainable, high-performance industrial surfaces that conserve resources and thereby reduce impact on the environment. Nanogate is thereby applying consistently the principle of GreenNano©, sustainable business based on nanotechnology. This principle is both a key long-term growth driver for Nanogate and a contribution to resolving the issues of energy efficiency and environmental protection that affect the whole of society.