GLASS PRESERVATION: PERFECTED
“Glass protection” is commonly understood as the creation of hydrophobic properties on a glass surface to make the surface water-repellent. This is not entirely correct. Creating a hydrophobic surface is an important part of glass protection; however, the longevity of the coating and the strength of the protective layer are also crucial factors for “preservation”. Effective preservation of a glass surface must have the following practical objectives:
• to protect from deposition of salt, calcium and other minerals
• to prevent deterioration of the surface
• to create a hydrophobic surface
• to reduce maintenance
• to provide a better appearance
There are several ways to create a hydrophobic or water-repellent glass surface. Simply applying any fatty/oily material will be make the surface water-repellent. Waxing the glass will also create the desired effect. Since these materials create smears on the glass and alter the glass clarity, using oily products is not a functional solution.
There are commercially available chemicals for creation of water-repellency which claim to protect the glass as well. Unfortunately, they only offer short-lasting water repellent properties, without creating a preservation solution. The result is coating failure, higher cost of material and more application labor.
GLASSTEC® glass coating technology is based on colloidal sol gel materials that were specifically formulated to self-assemble and form an inorganic molecular bond to the glass surface. The use of wet chemical technology makes it possible to use simple, low- tech application methods like spray and wipe, spray atomizing or dip coating. After the curing process, which is the natural evaporation of the carrier liquid, the material bonds to the surface and the coating will self-assemble into an ultra-thin coating layer. The final coating layer’s thickness is in the Nano scale, and completely invisible. Within the limitations of this coating thickness, GLASSTEC® also adds scratch resistance and dust reducing properties. And most importantly, the GLASSTEC® structure gives the glass an extremely durable hydrophobic effect.
The completely invisible treatment cannot be removed by water, cleaning agents or with high pressure equipment. The extreme thin coating offers the lowest consumption rate on the market with coverage rates of up to 3000 square feet per liter. GLASSTEC® is the most effective glass preservation coating available.