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Anhydra

Anhydra is a scalable surface treatment process that achieves super hydrophobicity to improve water and ice repellency, prevent corrosion, and abrasion, and increases survival rates under extreme temperature.

Accumulation of snow and icing on surfaces can cause major disruptions in diverse industries and sectors. Challenges from icing can result in threats of supply chain or service interruptions, structural failures or inefficiencies, and disruption of transport or utilities.

Successfully developed and tested as a military application, the Anhydra surface treatment process modifies metal surfaces with a proprietary nanomaterial-based solution to achieve extreme super hydrophobicity. Anhydra is suitable for modifying metal surfaces to enable water, ice, and snow repellency, to prevent corrosion, and to reduce drag. The nanomaterial-based surface treatment performs over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Anhydra surface treatment process can be performed on metallic substrates of any size and shape and is applied through dipping or spraying.

The combination of excellent icephobic and hydrophobic properties, along with increased durability, positions Anhydra as a highly suitable treatment for wind turbines, bridges & railways, communication towers, power transmission and other cables, aerospace applications, and much more.

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  • A permanent hydrophobization process
  • Highly scalable process, suitable surface modification for metallic structures of any size and shape
  • Excellent temperature and pressure stability (-80 degrees to 200 degrees Celsius)
  • Prevents biofouling, ice and snow accumulation, and water penetration
  • Resists corrosion, abrasion, and erosion
  • Prevents salt water-spray and galvanic corrosion
  • Has the lowest adhesion strength ever recorded by the CRREL and the lowest reported in any literature to date