Icephobic

AeroPel actively prevents ice nucleation, reducing ice adhesion strength by several orders of magnitude below any other available coatings.

Superhydrophobic

Superior water repellency properties of AeroPel provide exceptional protection for metal, glass, and composite substrates.

Anti-Corrosion

AeroPel protects against atmospheric and galvanic corrosion in harsh environments such as humid and marine regions.

Extreme Stability

AeroPel is stable and functional in environments from -60 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and on complex geometries/components.

How AeroPel Works

AeroPel imparts extreme levels of superhydrophobicity and icephobicity through a proprietary, nanomaterial composite coating.

The best icephobic coating on the market

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.

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Unprecedented Icephobicity

Key Performance Properties

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.

Technical Properties

Key technical properties of AeroPel coating

  • 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
  • Curing: 24-48 hours (20 degrees Celsius) or 4 hours (75 degrees Celsius)
  • Thickness: 1.5mil (37.5μm) post-curing
  • Appearance: clear/white haze
  • Thermal Diffusivity: <5% change on thermal diffusivity of substrate
  • Sale Water Corrosion: No corrosion or salt build-up after 3000 hours of ASTM B117 salt fog testing (~30 years of realtime exposure)

Tests Conducted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

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