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FAQS

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions About Nanokote Products


Characteristics of the Glass and Glazed Ceramic Sanitary Ware Coating Materials and the Coated Surfaces


Nanokote is one of the products in the family of easy-to-clean coatings for a variety of surfaces. There are different materials for different applications.

Nanokote creates an extremely stable, easy-to-clean surface and is water-, dirt- and oil-repelling. The highly UV-resistant materials can be used on glass, ceramics and enamel. The coated surfaces are not slippery and do not appear oily.

Nanokote creates a surface that is easier to clean than an uncoated surface. It is not a coating that never has to be cleaned. In the manufacturer's opinion, self-cleaning coatings still do not exist. Every coating has to be cleaned regularly. The only thing that can differ is the frequency of a regular cleaning. The phrase "self-cleaning" often raises expectations that cannot be delivered.

The solvent-based material can be stored at temperatures between +5 and +30°C for at least 12 months whereas water-based systems can only be stored for up to six months.

No. There are no odours caused by the coatings.

No. Nanokote cannot be used on frosted glass. For more information, please contact us

As per manufacturer guidelines including the application and cleaning, up to 10 years.

Nanokote is stable against UV radiation due to its specific ingredients. This was tested by accelerated weathering using special test equipment (UV radiation in combination with cyclic rain).

It is an easy-to-clean, not a never-to-clean coating. Regular cleaning with a mild cleaner is still necessary. Our current customers indicate that their cleaning times have been reduced by 90%. Use of aggressive, abrasive cleaners are not necessary.

No, the surface will not be modified. There is no danger in slipping on horizontal surfaces and no problem when carrying coated glass in production.

No, the coating is extremely UV-stable and won't change colour.

Not all the sealants will adhere on the coated surface. Coatings with a long lifetime use the same sticking mechanisms that the sealants normally use. As a consequence, a compromise between adhesion of the sealant and durability of the coating must be found. The manufacturer has developed special systems that allow adhesion of special sealants. Please do not hesitate to ask us for the coating material and the compatible sealants.

Fittings or stickers will adhere to the coated surface but the exact properties should be tested as the case arises.

The manufacturer and/or the distributor assume no liability for the quality of the coatings. The manufacturer has no influence on the correct application process or the correct cleaning behaviour of the customer. To assure a long product lifetime, however, the manufacturer and the distributor offers a substantial service: employee and sales training, regular quality assurance measures and cleaning recommendations.

No. This is due to the coatings' small thickness of just a few nanometres, which is invisible to the human eye. The easy-to-clean effect by contact to water is visible, however.

Solvent-based, room-temperature-curing materials are combustible. Water based, high-temperature-curing materials are not combustible.



Requirements of the Surfaces to be Coated


Nanokote can be used for outdoor and indoor use. Nevertheless, there are special products developed for specific applications. We can help you find the most appropriate product for your particular requirements.

The surfaces have to be clean, silicon-free and non-oleaginous. To prepare the surface, special cleaners are used like the Nanokote pre-cleaner.

Nanokote can be used on glass and ceramic surfaces. It is not useful to use the material on acid-irritable surfaces. Plastics-surfaces can get stress ruptures. For frosted glass surfaces special products have to be used.

Glass and ceramic surfaces won't be damaged by Nanokote. It is not allowed to coat acid-irritable materials.



The Coating Process


The application of room-temperature-curing coating systems can be performed on temperatures between +5 and +35°C. It is possible to adapt the coating process and/or the material to higher temperatures.

Yes, the distributor offers professional kits. Trained staff are able to coat glass and ceramic surfaces onsite.

The coating quality made with a consumer kit can normally not reach the OEM coating quality because indoctrinated employees and optimised processes are necessary for a good coating quality.

No. Only the flaws will rebuild. The result is a coating similar to the original one.

No. Simple cleaning of the partially coated surface is sufficient. Only the flaws will rebuild.

Yes. The distributor offers different coating technologies and coating equipment.



Maintenance


Generally,standard, mild or acetic acid-based cleaners are sufficient. Please refer to www.showercleaner.com.au for video instructions

Please do not use the following cleaners with Nanokote products:

  • Alkaline

  • Abrasive

  • Disinfectant

The coating is evolved for high abrasion and high chemical stability. As there is normally no need for removing the coating, it is difficult to remove. If the coating has to be removed, the distributor offers a special material on request.



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