Manufacturing & Prototyping
Spray-On Material to Revolutionize Water Proofing
Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new spray-on material with a remarkable ability to repel water. The new protective coating could eventually be used to waterproof mobile phones, prevent ice from forming on airplanes, or protect boat hulls from corroding. The team created a much more robust coating than previous materials by combining two plastics, one tough and one flexible. The coating is also transparent and extremely resistant to ultraviolet radiation.