Diamon Fusion® International, Inc. (DFI), global developer and exclusive supplier of the Diamon Fusion® enhanced hydrophobic technology, has been qualified as Nanotechnology by a highly reputable European Scientist as well as by DFI’s own 8-month research recently completed by its R&D unit located in CALIFORNIA, lead by Don Hayden, PhD, DFI's Chief Scientist and Inventor. DFI’s nanotechnology, patented in the US under the registered trademark Diamon Fusion®, uses a vapor deposition process to create a surface protective coating for glass and other silica-based materials.
Italian Scientist Guglielmo Macrelli (1) of IONICS Lab (Rimini, Italy), an independent laboratory that has performed extensive R&D for some of the largest glass manufacturers throughout Europe, and an expert in glass science and hydrophobicity, with over 15 years of experience in this field, reported: “A nanostructurated device is a device that has some geometrical characteristic that is at a nanometer scale (1 nanometer is 1/1,000,000,000 meter). Nanometer dimensions are at the atomic dimension scale. DFI’s thin film coating with a thickness of approximate 30 nanometers has a thickness of about 30 atomic distances and can be considered a nanostructurated device, thus nanotechnology, especially considering the type of molecular manipulation obtained during DFI’s manufacturing process - of the coating- and its overall characteristics resulting in a cross-linked, branched and capped silicone film, something I have never seen in all my years of R&D and extensive studies in the area of hydrophobicity.” (1) Dr. Guglielmo Macrelli is a Scientific Consultant in Material Science. His specific expertise includes: solar and thermal control glazing; variable transmission glazing; glazing with special mechanical properties: tempering and annealing; techniques for thin film deposition on glass.
DFI’s nanotechnology is generated by a two-stage chemical process that creates a “cross-linked” and “branched” silicone film along with a unique ‘capping’ which substantially increases the hydrophobicity and durability, leaving, chemically speaking, no points of attachment for contaminants and creating a truly repellant charge. The chemical reaction bonds to form an ultra-thin protective layer of optically clear durable material, a nanostructurated device, making the surface significantly easier to clean and more resistant to weathering.
The bond created by DFI’s patented process is a covalent bond, which means that the coating shares the electrons within the glass itself, thus becoming a part of the glass. Covalent Bonds are approximately 10 times stronger than hydrogen-bridge bonds, which are commonly present in most other water-repellent coatings.
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