The super-hydrophobic surface is inspired by the lotus leaf in nature, where a water contact angle of over 150 degree is observed. Water forms droplets on a super-hydrophobic surface and rolls off easily when it is tilted. Super-hydrophobic surface has the self-cleaning effect and has been shown to have the ability to reduce bacterial adhesion.Medical Surface has developed a biocompatible super-hydrophobic coating technology that can be used to coat medical devices. The super-hydrophobic surfaces have self-cleaning effects that can keep bacteria off the surface.
Product Sub-category: Super-hydrophobic and Super-hydrophilic Coatings
This coated surface is super-hydrophobic, water droplets form beads on the surface and easily roll off the surface when tilted.
This coated surface is super-hydrophilic, water droplets spread out on the surface.
The uncoated surface is moderately hydrophilic.
The super-hydrophilic surface has a water contact angle close to 0 degree. It is easily wetted by water and it enables oil spots to be swept away easily with water. Super-hydrophilic surface has also been shown to have the ability to reduce bacterial adhesion.Medical Surface has developed a biocompatible super-hydrophilic coating technology that can be used to coat medical devices, where a clean surface that resists bacterial adhesion is desired. The super-hydrophilic surfaces have self-cleaning effects that can keep bacteria off the surface. In the example shown below, nitrile gloves are coated either with MediShieldTM super-hydrophobic or MediShieldTM super-hydrophilic coatings: