- Formulation Density: 2.0g/cm3
- Typical Application: low-pressure air spray of dip coating
- Storage: 6 months at 25 degrees Celsius
- UV & Ozone effects: No impact on AeroPel performance
Tests conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) showed AeroPel to reduce ice adhesion strength several orders of magnitude below any other commercially available coating.
The extreme, super-hydrophobic properties of AeroPel vastly reduce water's contact angle with treated surfaces. In this image, an AeroPel-coated tube is submerged in water.
AeroPel has unprecedented, market-leading water and ice repellency suitable for any weather conditions (snow, rain, and ice).
By repelling water, AeroPel also bestows exceptional galvanic and atmospheric corrosion protection in marine environments.
Contact angle of water with AeroPel is >160° in tests on glass, aluminum and copper alloys (compared with approx. 80° on untreated substrates)
Receding angle of water with AeroPel is >130° in tests on glass, aluminum and copper alloys (compared with approx. 60° on untreated substrates)
Roll off angle with AeroPel is <10° in tests on glass, aluminum and copper alloys
Ice adhesion strength with AeroPel is <10kPa, compared to uncoated aluminum ice adhesion which is >1200kPa.
AeroPel functions at a thickness of just 1.5mil post-curing and in a wide temperature range: -50 to 250 degrees Celsius.
Key technical properties of AeroPel coating
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