Nanofics technology is used for the coating of filtration media, outdoor textiles and shoes and electronic devices and components.
Nanofics refers to nanoscaled functionalization into the core of complex shaped materials and products. It is Europlasma's patented and patent pending nanocoating technology platform, first applied on industrial scale in 1996.
Three nanocoating types have been designed for use on both gas and liquid filtration media and can also be applied by Europlasma roll to roll equipment.
Water repellent coatings
Nanofics 120 coatings are a highly water repellent (water contact angle of 120 degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 8 according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings deposited by low pressure plasma technology, while Nanofics 110 coatings are a highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110 degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 6 according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings. These coatings is that they are completely free from PFOA and PFOS.
Europlasma is also launching the Nanofics 10 coating which, as opposed to Nanofics 110 and 120, has very high affinity for water, resulting in water contact angles lower than 10 degrees according to ASTM D5964. The Nanofics 10 coating is able to transform any filtration material – even PTFE – into a material with a permanent hydrophilic surface.