Nanocoating deposition of anti-fingerprint and fluorine free material on glass for optical lenses and solar panels industry

Project number: 868181

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The problem

Today the glass lenses and solar panels have a low durability and are easily stained with undesirable fingerprint, oil, dust and environmental pollutants decreasing the efficiency of their optical properties and generating and extra cost and time for their cleaning.

In addition, the most current approaches for achieving an amphiphobic material (repels water and oil) rely on fluorinated compounds such as perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFAS)s. However, these fluorinated compounds may be carcinogenic for animal and humans at relatively high dose levels with strong evidence for connection between exposure to them and several forms of cancer.

There is a necessity to find an effective, self-cleaning material with a high durability that provides glass surfaces with a high resistance to fingerprinting.

The solution

We have developed Nadam-G (Nanocoating Deposition of amphiphobic and fluorine free material on Glass), an innovative technology consisting of a fluorine-free (avoiding the damage to health and environment), anti-fingerprint (avoidance of fingerprint and smudges) and self-cleaning (inherent ability to remove dirt), polymeric material covalently bonded on glass by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PECVD).

Nadam-G imparts high-durability for optical lenses and solar panels (increasing the efficiency by 3.5 % and generating an extra 25% of electricity) while being self- cleaning reduces cost and time consuming.

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ONYRIQ is a R&D company in the field of polymeric materials, formed by a team with more than 10 years of experience in the development and implementation of both national and international research projects. Our aim is to develop and bring to market new products that positively impact all over the society.

Due to the versatility of polymeric materials, our activity targets a wide range of markets, being able to display projects related to diverse sectors such as aerospace, prosthetics & health, agro & food or additive manufacturing, among others.

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Advanced Nanotechnologies is devoted to providing high-quality materials and surface applications based on nanotechnology.

It supports R&D projects by developing specific processes and equipment for a wide range of applications. We offer specific innovative, solutions based on nanotechnology to boost the development of our customer’s projects.