U.S.-based MetaShield has developed a new anti-fingerprint coating which reduces the appearance of fingerprints and smudges by as much as 70%.
Called NanoPrint, the new coating could help improve products’ day-to-day appearance and increases their cleanability while decreasing maintenance time and costs.
The sol-gel based formula is comprised of a patent-pending technology that creates a single, thin layer adhering to glass surfaces to absorb/repel dirt, water, oils, sweat and smudges that cause unsightly fingerprints.
According to its creators, the advanced thin-film provides added flexibility and durability that OEMs and application developers can apply with a simple, one-coat spray.
It is also a lot more cost-competitive than other alternative products already available in the market.
“Existing anti-fingerprint coatings force a choice between durability, easy application, or reasonable cost. With NANOPRINT, we offer all three,” says MetaShield CEO Martin Ben-Dayan.
“The technology is not only designed to improve appearance but reduces cleaning and maintenance expenses as well.”
The optically transparent coating is designed for glass-based surfaces in a wide range of industries.
It could be particularly useful for automotive interiors, electronic devices with touch-based technology, household appliances, and mirrors.
It could also benefit buildings, public touch-based screens, display cases, storefront and residential windows, architectural glass, camera-based sensors, and more.
NanoPrint is the latest in a line of MetaShield innovations which leverages the use of nanoparticles to provide various properties and benefits.
Earlier this year, the company launched its MetaShieldCLEAN, an anti-dust and anti-soiling coating for plastics.
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