NeverWet, a Technology That Keeps Stuff Dry!Submitted by RobHino on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 04:04
Woah! I just stumbled across this video! I had to share with you guys! My mind is racing with endless possible uses for this stuff.
We first heard about Rust-Oleum's liquid-repelling product, NeverWet almost two years ago. It looked absolutely magical, and now you can finally buy it.
Home Depot is carrying NeverWet for $20 a can. Spray the silicon-based coating on electronics, clothing, or almost any surface and it'll become almost completely impervious to moisture. Of course, we're skeptical until we try it out ourselves. But in the convincing demo you see liquid hit a surface and immediately scurry away without leaving any damage.
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The interest is the result of Rust-Oleum NeverWet's remarkable performance. Here's how it works.
When water hits the coating's superhydrophobic barrier, it forms a nearly circular bead that either causes the liquid to shoot off the surface or never cling there in the first place.
Among other things, it can be used on metal, wood, masonry and aluminum as well as fabric, leather and canvas.
But the possible uses for Rust-Oleum NeverWet seem limited only by the imagination of the customer.
For instance, NeverWet officials showed a reporter this past week how it can be sprayed on the inside of a cardboard case of beer to make an impromptu ice chest.
The wow factor of NeverWet's product has never been the problem.
But until the agreement was reached with Rust-Oleum, the know-how to make NeverWet on a large scale and get it to a lot of consumers had been a sticking point.
"It is a huge deal," Daniel Hobson, NeverWet's chief executive officer, said of the licensing agreement.
Hobson said Rust-Oleum's marketing reach and manufacturing potential allows NeverWet to focus on developing and refining products without getting lost in the issues related to manufacturing and selling them.
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