Inventables, a company that provides innovation-inspiring advanced-materials samples to industrial designers and product developers, has selected Diamon Fusion® International, Inc. (DFI), for the latest issue of their DesignAid subscription service. DesignAid is a hands-on subscription-based portfolio for new product developers. Each calendar quarter, subscribers to DesignAid receive Inventables’ signature blue box, an idea-generating treasure chest of exhilaratingly cutting-edge materials – twenty physical samples of unique materials and technologies amassed specifically to educate and inspire developers who are tasked with developing next-generation products.
Hydrophobic coatings like Diamon Fusion® repel water. There are various hydrophobic coating technologies on the market that you can apply to glass or ceramic surfaces. What is unique about the DFI nanocoating is that it makes acovalent bond (i.e., a bond between the atoms) with the surface, and therefore can last for years, usually between 3 to 20 years, depending on the application.
"The DFI nanocoating presents some unique design possibilities for silica based materials like glass and ceramic. Two fascinating ideas were using the coating to create hidden messages that appear when warm human breath or steam covers the glass and using it to create channels for water on smooth glass surfaces invisible to the naked eye", stated Osman Ozcanli, Technology Envisioner at Inventables.
About Diamon Fusion® International, Inc.
Diamon Fusion® International, Inc. (DFI) is a global developer and exclusive supplier of the Diamon Fusion® hydrophobic nanotechnology. DFI’s nanotechnology multi-functional characteristics include: water and oil repellency (hydrophobic and oleophobic), impact and scratch resistance, protection against graffiti, dirt and stains, finger print protection, UV stability, additional electrical insulation, protection against calcium and sodium deposits and increased brilliance and lubricity. DFI’s coating, a patented process, works at nanoscale levels and the change of the molecular composition of the silica-based surface created by DFI’s chemistry and bonding nanoparticles, along with the cross-linking, branching, and final ‘capping’, enables the full efficiency of the coating process at an atomic scale.
Inventables educates new product developers about what’s possible and provides inspiration for next generation products. Inventables publishes a quarterly advanced-materials portfolio, called DesignAid, that covers unique materials and technologies and their possible applications. Actual samples of every item come packaged with the magazine to help spark creative new product ideas. A few customers include Herman Miller (NASDAQ: MLHR), Hewlett-Packard(NYSE: HPQ), General Motors (NYSE: GM), Reebok (NYSE: RBK), Proctor & Gamble (NYSE: PG), andBlack & Decker (NYSE: BDK). Design teams look to DesignAid to learn about new materials, manufacturing processes and electrical and mechanical components that will spur ideas for new products. Each quarter, subscribers receive physical samples of 20 new materials and technologies. The samples are accompanied by a printed guide and online database full of information about each one.