Impervious Coating Future Abilities

Superhydrophobic coatings are water-repellent coating materials that create a layer to protect the surface from water droplets. Thus, these coatings improve the durability by preventing the surface from moisture, snow, rain, etc. Superhydrophobic coatings not only enable water to slip off the surface, but they also repel water molecules from the surface in contrary to conventional waterproof coatings. Superhydrophobic surfaces alter the surface topography to impart superior water-repellent properties. They modify the surface energy and surface roughness to enhance hydrophobicity. They also create a superhydrophobic surface by maintaining a contact angle larger than 150° between the surface and water droplets. Furthermore, these coatings provide resistance from other liquids, oil, grease, dirt, waterborne microbes, ice, etc.