If a droplet on a material forms a sphere where the contact angle is more than 90 degrees then the surface is defined as being hydrophobic, or water-fearing (from the Ancient Greek words hydro for water , and phobos – fear). The term defined as superhydrophobic is used for surfaces with a water contact angle of more than 160 degrees, which results in an extremely water-repellent surface.
The ability to repel water or other liquids can be extremely useful in a wide range of special industries, of which clothing and coverings are the most common.
The EASI-Plasma Nano Coating Technology creates hydrophobic properties by applying an extremely thin silicone coated layer, with a thickness between 1 and 10 nm (0.001-0.01 microns).
The EASI-Plasma Nano-coating can be applied to a wide variety of materials like plastic, paper and metal with the possibility to tune the contact angle to exactly the angle that is needed (90° – 160°).