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Customized Nanocoating on Mirror Substrate

Customized Nanocoating on Mirror Substrate

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A mirror is a transparent item with a smooth surface that can reflect light. The flat mirror is the most popular type of mirror, and it is frequently used to manage people's appearance. Mirrors are frequently employed in scientific instruments such as telescopes, lasers, and industrial machinery.

Mirrors with functional surfaces can offer a variety of benefits in a variety of situations. For mirror substrates, Alfa Chemistry provides one-of-a-kind functionalized surface coating services. You can change the surface features of practically any mirror product using our wide and simple surface modification methods. Working with us guarantees that you will be able to modify the surface of your product with ease!

Extensive Surface Modification Technology Options

Alfa Chemistry provides customers with a number of glass or ceramic surface coating technologies that can be functionalized in a variety of ways to impart a variety of unique surface qualities to mirror materials. The following are some of our surface modification technology possibilities, however, they are not exhaustive. For more technical details, please contact us.

  • Surface Waterproof Coating Technology - We can add hydrophobic and oleophobic qualities to mirror substrates' surfaces to make them highly water and oil-resistant, as well as permeate all liquids effectively.
  • Hydrophilic Coating Technology - We can make the surface of the mirror substrate very hydrophilic by functionalizing it, attracting water, and allowing it to travel through it readily.
  • Adhesion Promotion Coating Technology - We can improve the adhesion properties of its surfaces by functionalizing the surface of mirror substrates.
  • Lubricant coating technology - We can improve the surface friction properties of mirror surfaces by functionalizing them.

Customized Nanocoating on Mirror Substrate

Learn more about our hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings.
Learn more about our hydrophilic coatings.
Learn more about our adhesion promotion coatings.
Learn more about our lubricant coatings.

Alfa Chemistry Coating Solution Cases

Case 1: Fluorine-free transparent anti-reflective hydrophobic coating with self-cleaning function

For mirror applications, transparent coatings with a self-cleaning capability hold a lot of potential. Low transmittance and fluorinated materials, however, limit their applicability. As a result, it's vital to develop low-cost, extremely transparent fluorine-free coatings.

Alfa Chemistry has created a fluorine-free, transparent, anti-reflective hydrophobic coating with outstanding self-cleaning capabilities. Hydrolysis of TEOS and hydrophobic modification of methyl MQ silicone resin were used to create the coating (Me-MQ). Me-MQ has good mechanical qualities, exceptional high-temperature resistance, outstanding durability, excellent weatherability, and excellent water resistance thanks to its long-chain spherical molecular structure.

Preparation process of hydrophobic antireflection coating.Fig 1. Preparation process of hydrophobic antireflection coating. (Wu Y, et al. 2022)

The coating has the versatility of 99.5% light transmission, hydrophobic 142° water contact angle, UV resistance and thermal stability. The hydrophobic coating surface also has good self-cleaning and anti-fouling properties.

Why Choose Alfa Chemistry?

  • We are experienced with custom glass or ceramics surface coatings.
  • Our custom coated products are thin and green safe.
  • Our coating solutions can be customized to the specific requirements of your product.

Reference

  • Wu Y, et al. (2022). "Nonfluorinated, Transparent, and Antireflective Hydrophobic Coating with Self-Cleaning Function." Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 634: 127919.

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