Probably everyone has already seen those amazing videos with Never Wet and almost everyone after watching those videos asks how does it work. In this short article we will learn something from history of Never Wet and how does Never Wet work.
Never Wet was created in division of Ross Technology Corporation in Pennsylvania, Ross Nanotechnology. Ross Technology is company that sells various products from steel and it is absolutely understandable that such company needed some coating that would prevent steel from corrosion. Problem was really very big, because this company was just not able to find solution, there was simply no product that could satisfy their needs. That was the reason why Ross Nanotechnology was formed. to find suitable coating preventing corrosion for the company.
Never Wet is product based on silicon that has really huge area where it can be used. It is absolutely sure that many other ways how to use it is still not known.
Ok, lets get back to the main question again, how does Never Wet work? It is all about something called contact angle. If you need to keep some surface absolutely dry, you need contact angle of 180°, this contact angle has absolutely perfect hydrophobic material, that means that the water or other liquid will form a sphere with 180° contact angle. I’m not sure about this, but I think that such material does not exists or is to hard to create. Well, Never wet is really very close to this number and that is the reason why it is so amazing.
For example material like metal have very low contact angle and that means that it will not create droplets, car wax or Teflon has contact angle about 90-95°, well Never Wet has contact angle of from 160-175°, that is really very close to perfect hydrophobic material and the main reason why it works so well. This means really lot, it can be applied in huge area especially in industry, but also in normal life. It can be used on cars, it can be used inside pipes so the liquid will move faster, it can be used on clothes to keep it clean and dry, maybe even protect surfaces agains vandals and who knows how more applications it has. I’m pretty sure that this is one of the biggest inventions of 21. century and we might see how this Never Wet as spray and paint will literally change the world.