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Permanent Coating System

Nanotechnology has revolutionized the development of materials, making them more durable, efficient, and environmentally friendly. Traditional waterproofing methods often involve using large quantities of products and may have drawbacks like lengthy drying times and the use of hazardous chemicals.

By incorporating nanoparticles, we can eliminate the need for harmful substances while still achieving the desired waterproofing effect. Additionally, the use of nanoparticles allows us to concentrate on the key aspects of the composition that provide the best results and reduce unnecessary additives.

At our company, we specialize in creating solutions that seamlessly integrate with your requirements, improving performance, durability, and efficiency. Along with our impressive product portfolio, we offer the option to customize our products according to your specific preferences.

Our expertise extends beyond surface coatings, encompassing material technology and process optimization. With us, you can tailor solutions, redefine expectations, and actively participate in the development process to address your unique needs.


Properties for all our PCS products

Hydrophobic effect

UV resistant

Scratch resistant (7H)

Self-cleaning (>60%)




Simple application

*Does not apply to textiles


Custom properties suitable for businesses

Superhydrophobic effect**

UV resistant

Scratch resistant (7H - 9H)

Self-cleaning (>80%)


Antibacterial (active)



Easy application


Acid and base resistant

**Achieving a superhydrophobic effect with a transparent coating can be challenging, as it often requires specific conditions and materials.

Tailor made

Alternative properties for tailor-made solutions

Superhydrophobic effect

UV resistant

Hydrophobic effect

Scratch resistant (7H - 10H)

Self-cleaning (>80%)


Antibacterial (active)


Electrical conductivity (σ)

Thermal conductivity (k, λ, κ)


Acid and base resistant


Easy application

In some cases, there will be a need for several coatings, as not all properties are compatible with each other. Contact us for further information.

Concrete Factor Structure


Concrete, while widely used and versatile, does have its weaknesses and potential problems that need to be understood for effective construction and maintenance.


Concrete is prone to cracking due to thermal expansion and contraction. Cracks can compromise the structural integrity and aesthetics of the concrete.

Frost Damage

In cold climates, water can be absorbed by concrete and then freeze and expand, leading to cracks and peeling.

Alkali Reaction (AAR)

AAR occurs when reactive minerals in aggregates react with the alkali content of cement, forming a gel that expands over time. This expansion can cause cracks and reduce the concrete's durability.


Concrete is inherently porous, allowing the penetration of water, gases, and other substances. High permeability can lead to problems such as water ingress, which can cause internal damage and corrosion of the concrete.

Durability Challenges

Over time, exposure to environmental factors like UV radiation, moisture, and pollutants can lead to a reduction in the concrete's durability, especially in harsh climates.


These weaknesses and challenges highlight the need for measures to enhance the performance and longevity of concrete structures. Efforts are being made to develop improved concrete formulations, coatings, and construction techniques that address these issues and promote a more sustainable and resilient built environment.

Nanoparticles in concrete

​NanoTech Solutions Norway can offer an additive for concrete that reduces many of the challenges the building material has today, with the help of nanoparticles. Some of the benefits gained are:

  • Waterproofing (water and dirt repellent effect)

  • Prevents frost in the concrete

  • Concrete addition (added during production)

  • Diffusion open

  • Prevents microorganisms (algae, moss, fungi, etc.)

  • Effective in the entire concrete element

  • Reduces brittleness and cracking

  • Capillary regulating properties

  • Anti-adhesion (concrete adheres less to mixers and equipment)

  • Extend shelf life and lifespan

The additive is particularly suitable for the production of high-quality concrete.

With the help of nanoparticles, the water-repellent effect is incorporated and the concrete significantly increases durability through reduction of water absorption. In addition, the solution protects against primary and secondary lime deposits and minimizes soiling and the growth of microorganisms (algae, moss and mould).

Textile, suede and leather

Superhydrophobic coatings are a new way to protect textiles, suede, and leather. Using advanced nanotechnology, these coatings create surfaces that repel water, stains, and microbes. This helps to keep fabrics clean and durable while maintaining their breathability and flexibility.

These coatings not only keep fabrics looking good but also prevent mold and bacteria growth by reducing liquid absorption. They help textiles, suede, and leather last longer and maintain their original appearance and quality.


Superhydrophobic coatings do all this without compromising the natural properties of the materials. They are ideal for outdoor and performance textiles where comfort and functionality are important.


Our water-based superhydrophobic solutions are eco-friendly and do not contain harmful chemicals or metals. They are safe for the environment and help preserve nature while keeping your textiles, suede, and leather protected.

Properties for coating textiles, suede and leather

  • Superhydrophobic (ISO 4920)

  • Long-acting

  • Machine washable (~100 washes)

  • Diffusion open

  • Can be applied to wet textiles

  • Water-based (some variants)

  • Spray on (EN ISO 6330)

  • Transparent (100%)

  • UV resistant (>3,500 hours)

  • Not noticeable

  • Oleophobic grade 8 (ISO 14419)

  • Compatible with all types of textiles and leather

  • Self-repairing (by drying)

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Allergy-friendly

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Glass and Ceramics

Hydrophobic coatings are changing the game in materials science and surface engineering, particularly for glass and ceramic surfaces. These coatings offer numerous benefits, such as improving visibility for automobile windows and prolonging the lifespan of glass and ceramics in general. They are driving pioneering advancements in material innovation.


Hydrophobic coatings applied to surfaces like windows, paint, lights, and rims in the automotive industry offer resistance against wear, preserve the paintwork, and enhance visibility during rainy conditions. In construction, hydrophobic coatings maintain the aesthetic appeal of glass facades and windows while simplifying maintenance through the effective washing away of dirt and contaminants by rainwater.

Electronic devices also benefit from hydrophobic coatings, maintaining clarity on screens and shielding sensitive electronic components from water damage while offering scratch resistance. They are also useful in kitchen and bathroom settings, simplifying cleaning and promoting surface hygiene by repelling water and preventing the accumulation of stains.

Medical equipment employs ceramics in various devices, where hydrophobic coatings enhance biocompatibility, deter water absorption, and minimize the risk of bacterial growth. Check out our Onyx Coating product for more details on ceramic coatings.

Plastic and metal

Hydrophobic coatings are becoming more popular in various industries, particularly on plastic and metal surfaces. These coatings use advanced nanotechnology to create a thin layer that changes the surface properties of the material. This results in surfaces that are water-repellent, self-cleaning, antibacterial, anti-corrosive, and more durable.

Hydrophobic coatings are especially useful for strengthening the durability and functionality of plastic products, such as electronic devices and outdoor equipment. The coatings protect against water, moisture, and environmental pollutants, helping to prevent damage and ensure longevity and reliability. They also provide UV protection.

Metal surfaces also benefit from hydrophobic coatings as they act as a shield against corrosion. In marine environments, constructions, and aerospace, where metals are often exposed to moisture and other corrosive elements, the coatings help to prevent damage to the materials.

Another advantage of hydrophobic coatings is their positive environmental impact. By reducing the need for frequent cleaning and maintenance, they contribute to water conservation and reduce the use of chemicals. They also extend the lifespan of products, reducing their overall environmental footprint.

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Wood and MDF

Wood is a natural material that can be damaged by water, causing warping and decay over time. Hydrophobic coatings act as a protective shield, preventing water from getting into the wood. This is especially beneficial for outdoor uses like porches, fences, and furniture. By using SiO₂ coatings, these structures gain increased resistance to rain, moisture, snow, and other environmental factors, which helps to prolong their lifespan.

Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is a composite material made of wood fibers and resin, commonly used in furniture and interior design. Applying hydrophobic coatings adds an extra layer of protection against water absorption, preventing issues like swelling, delamination, and material deterioration. This is particularly important in places with high humidity or the potential for spills, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Hydrophobic coatings can be easily applied to MDF surfaces using a spray method, creating a water-repellent barrier that helps maintain the structural integrity and visual appeal of furniture and interior components.


Graffiti poses challenges for maintaining public and private property, often requiring significant time and resources for cleaning. However, nanotechnology-based coatings provide an innovative solution by applying advanced materials with unique properties that repel graffiti and simplify the removal process.

These coatings can create superhydrophobic or oleophobic surfaces, making it difficult for paint or varnish to stick. This means that graffitied surfaces become unattractive to graffiti materials, causing them to slide off or be repelled by the coated surface.

Additionally, some nano-coatings have self-cleaning properties. When exposed to sunlight, photocatalytic nanoparticles in the coatings break down organic substances like paint pigments. This helps automatically remove graffiti over time, reducing the need for manual cleaning.

Moreover, nanotechnology-based coatings make graffiti removal more effective and less damaging to the underlying surface. Acting as a protective barrier, they prevent graffiti from adhering tightly to the substrate.

Implementing nanotechnology-based coatings is a proactive and effective approach to preventing and managing graffiti. These coatings offer a durable solution that minimizes the impact of graffiti on public and private property.

Properties of Anti-Graffiti system

  • 1-Component system - strong bond to the surface

  • Not affected by touch

  • Cures quickly

  • Diffusion open

  • Long-lasting protection

  • Transparent or with colour

  • No dangerous chemicals

  • Environmentally friendly

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Universal Cleaner

  • Powerful cleaner / preparer

  • Removes surface tension

  • Reduces ζ-potential (zeta potential)

  • Concentrate - mix with water

  • Harmless to animals and plants

  • 100% biodegradable

  • Non-corrosive

  • For ALL surfaces

water resistant coating for electronics


  • Made from natural ingredients

  • Does not pollute water

  • Harmless to animals and plants

  • 100% biodegradable

  • Enormous cleaning power

  • Non-corrosive

  • For paint, plastic or other materials


Isopropyl alcohol

  • Powerful cleaner

  • Solvent

  • IPA 99%

  • Removes varnish, glue, tape etc.

  • Water soluble

  • Non-harmful at low concentrations

Universal Cleaning, BioSativa, Propan-2-ol

Mohs Scale

The MOHS scale of mineral hardness is a qualitative scale that characterizes the scratch resistance of different minerals through the ability of one mineral to scratch another mineral. It was developed by Friedrich Mohs, a German mineralogist, in 1812. The scale consists of ten minerals arranged in increasing order of hardness, each mineral capable of scratching the mineral below it on the scale. A mineral lower on the scale can be scratched by those higher on the list.

Here is the list of minerals on the MOHS scale, from softest to hardest



Talc (Mg₃Si₄O₁₀(OH)₂)

Absolute hardness: 1



Gypsum (CaSO₄2H₂O)

Absolute hardness: 3



Calcite (CaCO₃)

Absolute hardness: 9



Fluorite (CaF₂)

Absolute hardness: 21



Apatite (Ca₅(PO₄)₃(OH-,Cl-,F-))

Absolute hardness: 48



Feldspar (KAISi₃O₈)

Absolute hardness: 72



Quartz (SiO₂)

Absolute hardness: 100



Topaz (Al₂SiO₄(OH-, F-)₂)

Absolute hardness: 200



Corundum (Al₂O₃)

Absolute hardness: 400



Diamond (C)

Absolute hardness: 1600

Diamond, the hardest mineral on the scale, has a hardness value of 10 and can scratch all other minerals. Talc, with a hardness of 1, is the softest mineral on the scale. Mohs scale is widely used in mineralogy, geology, archaeology and material science to assess the hardness of various minerals and materials. Remember that the Mohs scale gives a relative measure of hardness and the intervals between the different minerals are not uniform in terms of actual hardness values.

Mohs Scale


Hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coatings that repel water have gained a lot of attention because of their unique properties and potential use in preventing bacterial growth. Here's a summary of how these coatings work as antibacterial barriers.

Hydrophobic Coatings

These coatings are designed to minimize moisture on a surface by repelling water droplets. They are created by changing the surface chemistry of the material to make it less attracted to water.

Superhydrophobic Coatings

These coatings take hydrophobicity to the extreme, with exceptional water repellency. They often have micro/nanostructures that mimic the Lotus Effect, causing water droplets to bead up and roll off the surface.

SiO₂ (Silicon Dioxide)

SiO₂ nanoparticles have antibacterial properties. They interact with bacterial cell membranes, disrupting them and causing bacterial death.

TiO₂ (Titanium Dioxide)

TiO₂ is known for its ability to generate free radicals when exposed to UV light, which has an antimicrobial effect. This property is often used for antibacterial purposes.

Incorporation for Antibacterial Protection

SiO₂ and TiO₂ nanoparticles can be included in hydrophobic or superhydrophobic coatings to give them antibacterial properties.

Photocatalytic Activity

If TiO₂ is used in the coating, exposure to UV light activates its antibacterial properties by producing free radicals.

Advantages of Hydrophobic and Antibacterial Coatings

  • Self-Cleaning: The coatings repel water and contaminants, preventing the build-up of dirt and bacteria on the surface.

  • Long-Lasting: The antibacterial properties of SiO₂ and TiO₂ coatings provide ongoing protection against bacterial growth.


  • Medical Equipment: Coating medical equipment can help prevent bacterial growth and reduce the risk of infections.

  • Water-Repellent Surfaces: These coatings are useful for textiles, glass, floors, and ceramics in environments where bacterial contamination is a concern, such as homes and workplaces.


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• Campylobacter jejuni

•Candida albicans

•Chaetomium golbosum


•Listeria Monocytogenes

•MRSA (Clinical strain)

•Mycobacterium Fortutium  (NCTC 8573)

•Proteus Vulgaris

•Pseudomonas Aeruginosa  (ATCC 15442)

•Salmonella Cholerasuis

•Salmonella Typhimurium  (DT004)

• Escherichia coli

•F. sp. tuberose

•Fusarium sambucinum


• Klebsiella pneumonia

•Lactobacillus pentoaceticus

•Legionella pneumophila  (NCTC11192)

•Staphylococcus Aureus  (NCTC 6571)

•Staphylococcus Pyogenes

•Staphylococcus sp.

•Streptococcus Faecalis


•H5N1 (Avian Influenza A)

•Human Rhinovirus

•Influenza A

•Human Immunodeficiency Virus  (HIV)

•Urbani SARS

•African swine fever

•Foot & mouth disease

•Gumboro virus

• Herpes virus type 1

• Herpes virus type 2

•Herpes zoster

•Hepatitis A, B & C

•SARS Cov 1


•Histomonas meleagradis

•Giardia lamblia

•Entamoeaba histolytica

•Blastocystis hominis

Yeast and Mushrooms

•Aspergillus oizae

•Aspergillus flavus

•Aspergillus niger

•Aspergillus terreus

•Botrytis cinerea

•Candida albicans

•Candida glabrata

•Chaetonium globosum



•Collectotricum sp.

•Fusarium sp.

•Mucor sp.

• Penicillium sp.

•Penicillium Digitatum

•Penicillium Funiculosum

•Penicillium Italicum

•Penicillium Roqueforti

•Phomopsis Ortl

•Pullularia pullulans

•Pythium sp.

•Trichophyton interdigitale

•Trichophyton mentagrophytes


The term "hydrophobic" means "afraid of water" and hydrophobic coatings create a water-repellent barrier on surfaces. This property helps prevent water and other liquids from sticking to the surface, and also stops the attachment and spread of bacteria, viruses, yeast, and fungi.

The reason hydrophobic surfaces have these effects is because they create an inhospitable environment for bacteria. This makes the surfaces water-repellent and prevents conditions that lead to bacterial adhesion and colonization. Hydrophobic coatings also play a key role in preventing the formation of biofilms, which are complex collections of microorganisms that can cause persistent infections on surfaces.

Our antimicrobial solution is made by combining two environmentally friendly compounds, silicon dioxide (SiO₂) and bioflavonoids, into a three-dimensional coating. The combination of SiO₂ and bioflavonoids protects surfaces against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The SiO₂ forms a barrier that prevents microbes from being absorbed, while the bioflavonoids kill microbes on contact. This coating lasts for up to six months, providing long-lasting protection.

Our solution has been proven effective against a wide range of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including SARS Cov 1, Norovirus, influenza, swine flu, bird flu, MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter. It is EN 14476 certified, meaning it has been tested and proven to be effective against encapsulated viruses like Coronavirus, as well as non-encapsulated viruses such as Norovirus.

Electric conductivity

Electrical conductivity (σ)

Carbon nanotubes and graphene are incredible materials with special abilities to carry electricity. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for electronic devices. These materials make it possible to create lighter, faster, and more flexible technologies that could change the way we use electronics.


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are tiny tubes made from rolled-up sheets of graphene. They have an amazing ability to conduct electricity, even better than traditional materials like copper. This is because of the unique structure of graphene, which forms a perfect tube shape in the nanotubes.

Because of their high conductivity, CNTs are perfect for use in nanoelectronics and advanced electrical circuits. They can transport electrons efficiently, which is important for these applications.

Another advantage of CNTs is that they are naturally light and flexible. This makes them great for creating flexible electronics, like wearable technology and screens that can bend. With CNTs, the possibilities for new and innovative applications are endless.

Graphene is an incredibly thin sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern, making it one of the most conductive materials available. It boasts an outstanding electrical conductivity of up to 20,000,000 s/cm, setting a new bar in the industry.

With its exceptional conductivity, graphene is a game-changer in various sectors. It outperforms traditional materials, improving the efficiency and speed of electronic devices.

Due to its transparency and high conductivity, graphene is a popular choice for creating transparent coatings used in touch screens, solar cells, and other opto-electronic devices.

In addition to its conductivity, graphene is also incredibly strong and flexible, making it suitable for applications that require both durability and adaptability.

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Thermal conductivity (k, λ, κ)

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene are two materials widely recognized by material scientists for their outstanding thermal properties. This not only presents opportunities for managing and transporting heat more efficiently but also has wider potential applications across industries such as high-performance electronics and aerospace technology. By utilizing these materials, innovative solutions can be developed that could overhaul entire sectors that rely on efficient thermal conductivity.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have remarkable thermal conductivity, reaching up to 3000 W/MK, surpassing traditional conductors like copper. This exceptional thermal conductivity is due to the seamless hexagonal structure of graphene forming the tube in CNTs.

Efficient heat dissipation: The high thermal conductivity of CNTs enables effective heat dissipation, making them valuable for applications such as electronic devices where managing heat is crucial for optimal performance.


Lightweight and efficient in space: CNTs' superior thermal conductivity makes them ideal for aerospace and space technology, where reducing weight and maximizing heat rejection are critical.


Enhanced mechanical strength: Alongside their thermal conductivity, CNTs exhibit exceptional mechanical strength, providing dual benefits in applications that require both structural integrity and efficient heat transfer.


Graphene, composed of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern, is renowned for its exceptional thermal conductivity, which can reach a remarkable 5,000 W/MK. This property sets a new standard for conductive materials.

Exceptional Thermal Conductivity: Graphene's remarkable thermal conductivity makes it a leading candidate for thermal management applications. It ensures efficient heat dissipation in electronic devices and other systems sensitive to heat.

Thermal Interface Materials: Graphene's capacity to enhance thermal conductivity has led to its integration into thermal interface materials, improving the efficiency of heat transfer between components in electronic devices.

Flexible Heat Dissipation Solutions: The combination of high thermal conductivity and the flexibility of graphene opens up new possibilities for flexible and conformal thermal management solutions. These innovations find applications in fields such as wearable electronics and flexible displays.

Thermal conductivity

Easy application

Our nano-based surface coatings are designed to be user-friendly and easy to apply. By following the provided instructions carefully, you can achieve a durable and protected surface with a range of enhanced properties that can be customized to meet your specific coating requirements. The coating application process is straightforward, ensuring that you can benefit from the advanced features of our coatings without any complications.

1. Clean surface

To ensure successful application of our coatings, it is important that the surface meets certain criteria. The surface should be clean, dry, and free from any grease or contamination. This requirement applies to all of our coatings, except for textile coatings which may have different specifications.


We highly recommend using one or more of our preparation cleaners to thoroughly clean the surface before applying the coating. Our Universal Cleaner, for example, is an effective agent that not only cleans the surface but also reduces surface tensions. This is particularly important when applying SiO₂- and TiO₂-based coatings, as uneven application can result from surface tension.

Depending on the level of surface contamination and the specific substances that need to be removed, BioSativa and isopropyl alcohol (propan-2-ol) can also be excellent cleaning agents in some cases. The choice of cleaner will depend on the nature of the contamination and the requirements of the specific coating you are applying.

2. Application

Once the surface has been thoroughly cleaned and is free from dirt or contaminants, you can begin the application process of the coating. The typical method involves applying the coating evenly using tools such as a brush, roller, spray, or high volume low pressure (HVLP) air gun. It is important to apply the specified amount of coating per square meter as mentioned in the instructions.

After applying the coating, allow it to dry undisturbed until it reaches a dust-dry state. This drying time may vary depending on the specific coating product, so it is essential to refer to the provided instructions for the recommended drying duration.

During the application process, it is crucial to carefully follow the provided instructions. Adhering to the instructions ensures successful application and maximizes the benefits of the coating.

3. Curing

After the application of the coating, it needs to undergo a curing process to reach its full potential. The duration of the curing process may vary depending on the type of coating and the intended effect. While some coatings can cure in mere seconds, others may take up to 24 hours or more.


In most cases, the curing process can be expedited by using an external heat source. If you are looking to speed up the curing process, we recommend contacting us to determine the most suitable method for surface preparation, application, and curing based on your specific needs. Our team of experts will be happy to assist you in achieving the best possible results with our coating solutions.

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