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FluoroThane series superhydrophobic coatings reduce signal attenuation caused by rain, ice and snow.

Major Properties of FluoroThane Coatings:
-- Reduces 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 versions that are near transparent

Major Applications for FluoroThane Coatings:
-- Prevent signal loss due to rain, ice and snow on satellite dishes, radomes, and antenna arrays
-- Reduce signal loss due to rain on wind and radiometric sensors
-- Reduce ice and snow accumulation on mid-path passive reflectors and repeaters
-- Protect moisture sensitive telecommunications equipment including circuit boards, motors, switches and connectors

FluoroThane-MW is super-hydrophobic coating used on marine and ground-based microwave antenna, radomes and other telecommunications gear for over a decade. FluoroThane-MW provides over 150° 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). MW also reduces 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°F during application. One gallon covers 200 to 400 square feet [order sample].

FluoroThane-MH is a near-transparent durable super hydrophobic coating for antenna, radomes and telecommunications gear. FluoroThane-MH provides over 140° water contact angle performance in extreme sun and rain. FluoroThane-MH can also reduce snow and ice accumulation under most conditions. When FluoroThane-MH is sprayed over colored devices the original color is largely retained. 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 [order sample].

FluoroThane-MX is durable hydrophobic and oleophobic coating formulated for 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 is available in green (# 34094), black (# 17038), sand camo (# 33303), 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 application to marine and ground-based microwave antenna, radomes and other telecommunications gear. One gallon covers 200 to 400 square feet [order sample].

FluoroThane-AD is durable super-hydrophobic coating. FluoroThane-AD provides over 150° contact angle performance against water. FluoroThane-AD is a two-step formulation for spray application to marine and ground-based microwave antenna and other applications requiring super hydrophobicity. Surface temperatures should be between 32 and 95°F during spray application. One gallon (X2) covers 200 to 400 square feet [order sample].

FluoroThane-ME is a fast drying version of FluoroThane-MW. This super-hydrophobic coating is used on wind and radiometric sensors. FluoroThane-ME provides over 140° water contact angle performance. FluoroThane-ME is a single-part, air-cured coating formulated for spray application. The coating is rain resistant after 2 hours and is fully cured in 10 days. Surface temperatures should be between 32 and 95°F for proper application. One gallon covers 200 to 400 square feet.

WX2100 is an aerosol can version of FluoroThane MW. This super-hydrophobic coating is commonly used on marine and ground-based microwave antenna, radomes and other telecommunications gear. WX2100 provides over 140° water contact angle performance in extreme sun and rain. Side by side tests between coated and uncoated DirecTV antennas demonstrate 15-20% difference 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 a single-part, air-cured coating. The coating is rain resistant after 2 hours, substantially cured in 24 hours and is fully cured in 5 to 10 days. Surface temperatures should be between 32 and 95°F during spray application. One can covers 10 - 15 square feet [order sample].

Samples are for academic and industrial research use only.
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