Titanium-Based Hydrophobic Coating with Self-Cleaning, UV-Blocking and Antifog Properties
Typically, a hydrophobic coating is achieved by surface modification, using treatments that involve adherence, absorption or coating of micro- or nanostructures. These coatings work in biomimetic ways, where they mimic the mechanism of naturally hydrophobic occurrences, such as lotus leaves, rose petals and duck feathers. The hydrophobic properties can be explained by two types of wetting behaviours called the Wenzel state or Cassie state, which rely on surface roughness or air pocket formation to boost hydrophobic properties.This coating technology offers not only hydrophobic properties, but also self-cleaning, UV-blocking, and antifogging properties. Its ability to be applied to a variety of substrates offers the potential for a wide range of uses.