A novel superhydrophobic coating technology


Researchers at QUB have invented a unique and innovative method for producing superhydrophobic coated surfaces to impart robust and long lasting water repellency on a wide range of surfaces. The superhydrophobic coating can be applied to a wide variety of substrates and is not limited to small areas or flat surfaces


•       Simple and cheap process Surfaces imparted with a very high degree of superhyrophobicity.

•       Coating properties can be adjusted to achieve a range of superhydrophobic.

•       Wide range of applications including Anti- biofouling, Drag Reduction and Water Repellency


Current techniques to prepare superhydrophobic surfaces involve either multi-step procedures and harsh conditions or specialized reagents and equipment. Most of the methods are expensive and only applicable to small, flat surfaces or specific materials.


Market Opportunity

Superhydrophobic coating have a wide range of applications including

•       Anti-biofouling - the marine, medical, industrial and domestic markets.

•       Drag reduction – marine, industrial domestic markets.

•       Water Repellency – breathable professional/athletic sports and swim wear, military, leisure - sportswear


Patent Information:
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    Jason Wiggins
    The Queen's University of Belfast
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