WCX17: A buzz about RepelShell™ for Glass

The Beetle was in MoTown last week, kicking the tires on the newest concepts in the automotive and mobility industries at WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience. (you might remember it by its old name: SAE World Congress). WCX17 is now a full-sensory event experience! The Beetle spent three days discovering cool

How does The Beetle provide for guests at Happy Hour?

Say it’s 5 o’clock (somewhere), and The Beetle is hosting some friends at his swank NanoPad. Maybe one of his guests requests a shaken martini – vodka, not gin. What bottle does The Beetle reach for to undertake such mixology? Think: fog water. You see, NBD Nano has a grant from the US

Even Elon Musk needs a self-cleaning HEPA filter

One of the touts we made in releasing our latest product – RepelShell™ for Plastic – was that it would provide self-cleaning for the filters in automobiles that provide high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA). Self-cleaning HEPA filters have has been something of a holy grail for automakers, who want to limit

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

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