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NBD Nano Introduces RepelShell™ Additive Solution for Highly Repellent Plastic Surfaces

“Boston, Mass. – February 28, 2017 – NBD Nanotechnologies, the surface “wettability” experts, today introduced the first in its line of RepelShell™ products – an injection-grade additive that makes plastic surfaces highly repellent to water, dirt, mud, and ice. Immediate applications for NBD’s patented RepelShell™ for Plastics include mud- and water-resistant athletic footwear, anti-stain electronics, self-cleaning non-woven fibers, and anti-stain textiles…”

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There’s a spring in our step this week

There’s a lot of buzz going around in the NBD corridors right now…the sound of bees getting a jump on their spring honey-making? Not exactly – more like the hum of lab equipment finalizing a long-awaited project.

Here’s the background: We’re working really hard right now on a new product. It’s a super-omniphobic additive for plastics. This is a huge opportunity for us — manufacturers can add the NBD product in (as a pellet or powder) to their existing processes and create extraordinary hydrophobic and oleophobic properties for plastic, glass, metal, etc. That is to say: super-high repellency for water, dirt, mud, and ice.

Think what this could do for mud-free cleats, water-wicking hiking equipment, anti-stain fibers…We’re expecting really big results!

We’re so excited about it, in fact, that team members are starting to bounce around the room…

What have we got? A few clues to get you thinking. It’s a:

Super omniphobic surface additive for plastics…

Need more? Try this:

NBD has structured it in powder or in pellets…

You get the idea. Point is: we’re really psyched. What exactly are we psyched about?

A nanostructured chemical that is added to plastics in a thermally stable powder or pellet form to create extraordinary hydrophobic and oleophobic properties.

High repellency!!!

More soon (very)!

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A Better Way for TB#12 to Clean Mud from his Cleats

Remember when Tom Brady sliced his finger with some scissors before a preseason game? The Beetle certainly does. It was harrowing!

The incident occurred at the beginning of this year’s championship season. Apparently, the Pats QB was trying to remedy a problem familiar to all athletes who play on grass fields: removing mud from his cleats.

Tom’s instrument of choice was, perhaps…sub-optimal. Indeed, an entire category of (safer!) utensils exists for cleat-owners to choose from. It’s surprising de-mudding injuries don’t happen more often. Athletes at all levels have been known to use everything from forks, tooth brushes, pencils, pocket knives, and screw drivers to remove mud from their cleats. And why not – there haven’t been any real solutions to this sticky problem.

This is madness. It’s like investing resources in tooth-extraction innovation instead of tooth-decay prevention technologies. Why does this equipment challenge persist? It’s basically the exact same problem as faced by cleat-wearers of decades ago.

The Beetle is confident this will change…and for the better…and soon!

Major athletic footwear manufacturers are already working on mud-free soles for cleats and other shoes. We see a future – very near – in which the bottoms of all players’ will remain permanently and completely mud-free.

How?

We see solutions in the form of a nanostructured chemical that is added to plastics in a powder form to create extraordinary hydrophobic and oleophobic properties. The result is a plastic that retains all its intended mechanical properties – while also gaining extreme water and oil repellency at the surface.

If someone can deliver an inexpensive additive that transforms plastics into a high-performance omniphobic material…well, that’s big-time touchdown.

TB#12: we got you on this one!

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NBD’s InvisiPrint System Featured in Casual Living

“BOSTON – NBD Nanotechnologies introduced a new coating solution that renders fingerprints invisible on metal and glass surfaces. With the patented InvisiPrint system, the company lets manufacturers successfully meet the long-standing demand by consumers for a solution that reduces or eliminates the appearance of fingerprints on products…”

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The Beetle is first to the prize: fingerprint-free coatings (cont’d)

It’s a wettability tale, really. As in: surface property manipulation. As any coatings expert will tell you, ‘wettability’ reflects the degree of liquid interaction – involving water, oil, dirt, and chemicals – on the surface of products made of glass, metal, plastic, or paint. Manufacturers widely use coatings or additives to enhance or reduce the wettability – i.e., the surface properties – of their products.

Laurels go to the solution that reduces or eliminates the appearance of fingerprints on interior glass, consoles, and touch screens.

Grab your molecular socks, because we’re going specialty chemical on you here: The dominant solutions on the market today combine hydrophobic and oleophobic properties in the form of a coating. These solutions are centered on creating very high water and oil contact angles. This approach makes it much easier to clean fingerprints, but: it’s not very effective at reducing the appearance of fingerprints on a surface.

NBD Nano looked at this issue and took an entirely different approach that renders fingerprints virtually invisible.

Click here to check out the release announcing our patented approach that spreads the oil of a fingerprint – allowing light to pass through undeterred and making fingerprints invisible.

And the Beetle isn’t done here: we have our eye on current and future automotive applications for invisible fingerprint technology, as well as a product demonstration.

Stay tuned!

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The Beetle is first to the prize: fingerprint-free coatings

Do fingerprints on your smart phone, tablet, refrigerator, and faucets drive you nuts? You’re not alone! Indeed, the makers of these products have long sought to achieve that most elusive prize: invisible fingerprints. Or to say it more accurately – to make the visibility of fingerprints on surfaces significantly harder to see.

Let’s be clear: there are anti-fingerprint solutions currently on the market. In fact, chances are you have one on your smart phone right now. These solutions typically come in the form of a coating. They don’t do a very good job at hiding fingerprints; they just make fingerprints easier to wipe off.

Manufactures, spurred by consumer demand, have long quested to find a better solution for fingerprints. Such quests have been fruitless – until now. Re-furl the sails, cease all wanderings. NBD Nano – the Beetle rises! – has taken the chalice.

Today we formally introduced our InvisiPrint™ solution. With this advanced “wettability” solution, manufacturers can successfully meet the long-standing demand for a solution that reduces or eliminates the appearance of fingerprints on products such as electronic displays, kitchen appliances, bathroom faucets, and automotive interiors.

Consumers, rejoice!

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NBD Nano Introduces Breakthrough Invisible Fingerprint Coating Solution

Boston, Mass. – February 7, 2017 – NBD Nanotechnologies, the surface “wettability” experts, today introduced a new coating solution that renders fingerprints invisible on metal and glass surfaces. With the patented InvisiPrint™ solution, the company lets manufacturers successfully meet the long-standing demand by consumers for a solution that reduces or eliminates the appearance of fingerprints on products such as electronic displays, kitchen appliances, bathroom faucets, and automotive interiors…”

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