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FluoroThane Superhydrophobic Coatings

snow and ice on satalliteReduces:
-- Water, ice and snow accumulation
-- Signal attenuation

Advantages:
-- Water contact angle over 150°
-- One-part easy application and reworkable

FluoroThane superhydrophobic coatings reduce telecommunication signal attenuation caused by rain, ice and snow. These superhydrophobic coatings improve microwave satellite communication during rain, ice and snowstorms. FluoroThane coatings reduce adhesion of rain, ice and snow.

Major Properties of FluoroThane Coatings
-- Reduces interference from atmospheric rain fade
-- Minimizes signal loss in Ku and Ka bands
-- Causes water droplets to roll off leaving surfaces dry
-- Eliminates water film formation
-- Reduces ice and snow adhesion
-- Available in tints of white, grey, green, tan and blue

Major Applications for FluoroThane Coatings
-- Protects satellite dishes, radomes, and antenna arrays, from signal loss due to rain, ice and snow
-- Protects outdoor sensors, such as wind and radiometric sensors, from signal loss due to rain
-- Protects telecommunication structures, such as mid-path Passive Reflectors and Repeaters, from ice and snow accumulation.
-- Protects critical moisture sensitive telecommunications equipment, including circuit boards, motors, switches and connectors.
-- FluoroThane can be applied on metal, wood, plastic, concrete and cardboard.

Our experts are available to assist you with selecting the best FluoroThane coating for your application. Please email (emailbox@cytonix.com) or call (301 470-6267) for assistance.

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FluoroThane-AD

The FluoroThane-AD is durable super-hydrophobic coating. FluoroThane-AD provides over 150° contact angle performance in extreme sun and rain for up to five years. Side by side tests between coated and uncoated DirecTV antennas show 15-20% differences in signal strength during heavy rain. When signal from uncoated dish drops out at 45%, the coated dish maintains operation at 60-65%. AD also significantly reduces snow and ice accumulation. FluoroThane-AD is a two-step formulation for spray application to marine and ground-based microwave antenna and other applications requiring super hydrophobicity. This coating is also used on wind turbine speed sensors. The coating can be exposed to the elements after 24 hours of drying at 75°F but will reach maximum durability after 4-5 days of further drying. Drying at lower temperatures may take longer.  Drying can be accelerated with the application of heat. Surface temperatures should be between 32 and 95°F during spray application. One gallon (X2) covers 200 to 400 square feet.

Our Price: $99.00
FluoroThane-MH

The FluoroThane-MH is a very durable super hydrophobic coating formulated for antenna, radomes and telecommunications gear. FluoroThane-MH provides over 150° water contact angle performance in extreme sun and rain for many years. FluoroThane-MH can also reduce snow and ice accumulation under most conditions.  FluoroThane-MH is available in frosty-white and near-transparent.  FluoroThane-MH will soon be available in green, brown, grey, yellow and red. For custom colors please contact Cytonix. FluoroThane-MH is a one-part coating formulated for spray, brush or roll application. The coating is rain resistant after 4 hours and is fully cured in 5 days. One gallon covers 200 to 400 square feet.

Our Price: $109.00
FluoroThane-MW

The FluoroThane-MW is super-hydrophobic coating used on marine and ground-based microwave antenna, radomes and other telecommunications gear.  FluoroThane-MW provides over 150 degree contact angle performance in extreme sun and rain for over five years. Under heavy rain conditions, Ka band ground stations using  FluoroThane-MW report rain attenuation (rain fade) losses of only 0.2 dB compared to 10 dB losses for uncoated systems (Hughes Network Systems). Side by side tests between coated and uncoated DirecTV antennas demonstrate 15-20% margins in signal strength during heavy rain, i.e., when signal from uncoated dish drops out at 45%, the coated dish maintains operation at 60-65%. MW is also reported to protect against snow and ice accumulation under most conditions.  FluoroThane MW is available in frosty white and in tints of green, blue, tan and grey. For custom tints please contact Cytonix.  FluoroThane-MW is a single-part, air-cured coating formulated for spray, brush or roll application. The coating is rain resistant after 2-6 hours, substantially cured in 24 hours and is fully cured in 5 to 10 days. Surface temperatures should be between 32 and 95 degrees F. One gallon covers 200 to 400 square feet.

Our Price: $99.00
FluoroThane-MX

The FluoroThane-MX is durable hydrophobic and oleophobic coating formulated for antenna, radomes and telecommunications gear when color matching is required. FluoroThane-MX provides over 130° water contact angle performance in extreme sun and rain for many years. FluoroThane-MX can also reduce snow and ice accumulation under most conditions. FluoroThane-MX is available in green (# 34094), black (# 17038), desert tan (# 33446), insignia white (# 27875), cool grey (# 7035) and french grey (# J724). For custom colors please contact Cytonix. FluoroThane-MX is a single-part coating formulated for spray, brush, roll application to marine and ground-based microwave antenna, radomes and telecommunications gear. The coating is rain resistant after 2 to 4 hours and is fully cured in 5 to 10 days. One gallon covers 200 to 400 square feet.

Our Price: $199.00
WX2100 [11 Oz. Aerosol Can]

WX2100 is super-hydrophobic coating commonly used on marine and ground-based microwave antenna, radomes and other telecommunications gear. WX2100 provides over 150 degree water contact angle performance in extreme sun and rain for up to five years. Under heavy rain conditions, Ka band ground stations using WX2100 report rain attenuation (rain fade) losses of only 0.2 dB compared to 10 dB losses for uncoated systems (Hughes Network Systems). Side by side tests between coated and uncoated DirecTV antennas demonstrate 15-20% margins in signal strength during heavy rain, i.e., when signal from uncoated dish drops out at 45%, the coated dish maintains operation at 60-65%. WX2100 also reduces snow and ice accumulation under most conditions. WX2100 is available in frosty white. Please contact Cytonix for bulk orders. WX2100 is a single-part, air-cured coating. The coating is rain resistant after 2-6 hours, substantially cured in 24 hours and is fully cured in 5 to 10 days. Surface temperatures should be between 32 and 95 degrees F. One can covers 10 - 15 square feet.

PRODUCT DOCUMENTS:
WX2100/FluoroThane Information [PDF]
WX2100 Instructions [PDF]

Our Price: $39.95