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I recently saw this youtube video by UltraTech where they demonstrate a nanotechnology coating unlike any I've seen before. My question is if this is just another dwr-type coating or is this something better?

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Ultra-Ever Dry is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultra-Ever Dry uses proprietary nanotechnology to coat an object and create a barrier of air on its surface. This barrier repels water, refined oil, wet concrete, and other liquids unlike any other coating. Ultra-Ever Dry has vastly improved adhesion and abrasion resistance, compared to previous technologies, allowing it to be used in applications where greater durability is required.


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It would be better than standard DWRs in the fact that it is not merely hydrophobic. Personally, I'm waiting for Neverwet to come on the market.



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NPR just did a write up on it as well;

SuperHydrophobic Demo Video


Just insane; but the article brings up a great point; how durable is it? For a $50-100 treatment it's not something you apply monthly.


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The nano-tech products have been "the next big thing" for a number of years now: and yet they never quite seem to get to the general market.

That rings a warning bell for me.
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One thing they have stated is that detergent will remove the coating. I don't mind this if the application will go to my boots and other gear that doesn't need regular washing but I can see how this really wouldn't work with clothing. They sell it here, I think I will give it a try. If it is all it's cracked up to be I'll give it a thorough review.

http://www.globalindustrial.com/g....ng-2240

It'll be about $160 for the setup, let's see if it lasts. Neverwet is supposedly coming out this year.
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One thing they have stated is that detergent will remove the coating. I don't mind this if the application will go to my boots and other gear that doesn't need regular washing but I can see how this really wouldn't work with clothing. They sell it here, I think I will give it a try. If it is all it's cracked up to be I'll give it a thorough review.

http://www.globalindustrial.com/g....ng-2240

It'll be about $160 for the setup, let's see if it lasts. Neverwet is supposedly coming out this year.

Neverwet was supposed to be released last year.

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