About AeroPel

The most efficient anti-icing solution available

AeroPel solves the need for an efficient, icephobic coating to combat ice and snow accumulation that can halt or negatively impact operations across a wide range of industries.

Operations and infrastructure in commercial aviation, aerospace, wind turbines, power transmission & cables, railways, marine/navy, and more, all must deal with ice-related operational impacts that can result in millions of dollars being spent on repairs, delays, damages, and compensations.

AeroPel is an ultra low ice adhesion, corrosion-preventing, nano-structured coating for substrates exposed to the harshest conditions.  It has been lab and field tested to evaluate performance in prevention of ice build-up and minimizing of galvanic corrosion. The AFRL called the technology the best icephobic coating they had ever tested.

The aviation industry in particular is heavily impacted by complications from galvanic corrosion and icing. Galvanic corrosion is caused when two dissimilar metals with wide difference in electrochemical potential is in contact that triggers an electrochemical reaction causing the readily oxidizing metal to corrode.

Possible solutions for eliminating galvanic corrosion include coatings to minimize the electrochemical potential difference, or the addition of passivating layers to minimize any moisture driven electrochemical reaction. AeroPel was tested with commercial aviation partners over eight months on aircraft operating in highly corrosive, inter-island environments. The components that were treated with AeroPel exhibited no signs of corrosion or color change over those eight months.

Oceanit’s AeroPel is optimized to minimize icing and corrosion in aluminum components in the aircraft. AeroPel¬†imparts extreme levels of superhydrophobicity through a proprietary, nanomaterial based composite coating, which provides unparalleled water and ice repulsion. Benefits include:

  • Excellent water and ice repellency suitable for any weather conditions (snow, rain, & ice)
  • Superior corrosion protection in highly corrosive marine environments
  • Applicable on various geometries and intricate components
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