February 5, 2005 -- Nanotec Pty Ltd based in Sydney,
Australia announced today the start of the marketing
of it’s wood protection product “Nanoseal Wood”.
Wood is a water based, ultra hydrophobic, colloidal
solution with self assembling properties to form the
functional surface structure.
repellent effect is done by a combination of molecular
structural surface changes and added on hydrophobic
According to Nanotec’s CEO Harald Stulajter, Nanoseal
Wood has the potential to change the entire wood treatment
industry.” This is an absolute unique surface treatment
which protects the wood by not only controlling the
moist and water content but also protecting the surface
from UV radiation. “
is one of wood’s worst enemies. Whether in the form
of vapour or liquid, water can cause shrinking and
swelling, which can lead to dimensional changes of
the wood and degradation of the finish. Water causes
decay or rot of the wood and early failure of paint,
and it accelerates the weathering of wood exposed
is where Nanoseal Wood shows its real potential. The
super high contact angle of up to 120 degrees makes
water simply roll off instead of penetrating the wood
substrate. The Nanoparticles self assemble into an
only 25 nm thick monolayer structure which gives additional
Wood enables wood to resist decay and discoloration
by wood-decay fungi, which need moisture to live.
one year extensive testing the product outperformed
every other protective surface sealer or oil based
penetrating chemical preservatives.
the Australian harsh weather conditions, Nanoseal
Wood is a product which can handle this environment.
the environmental aspect, Nanoseal Wood is also outstanding.
are no VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), no solvent,
no oil, and no pesticide built-in. Nanotec Pty Ltd
believes that a lot of insects, marine borers or termites
can keep away from the wood by keeping it dry and
in good condition.
Pty Ltd is looking for innovative partner companies
in the wood industries to bring this new product to
the next level.
Nanotec Pty Ltd:
Nanotec Pty Ltd markets and develops Nanotechnology
products and smart surface solutions for a wide range
of substrates. Nanotec provides technical and consulting
services to industrial organizations and companies
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